Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...

The Substantial Presence Test

Friday, February 13th, 2015

In the administration of an estate, you may need to determine if the deceased who was a frequent traveller to the U.S. was in fact a U.S. resident, therefore required to make US income tax filings. An individual is considered to be a U.S. resident for any calendar year in which ...

Choosing How We End Our Life: Living Life And The Right To End It.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Death and dying are not subjects most of us are comfortable discussing. This was changed on February 6, 2015 whereby the Supreme Court issued a life changing decision. By unanimous conclusion the Court struck down the ban on physician assisted death. This ‘assistance’ would apply in specific situations ...