Archive for the ‘Joint Tenancy’ Category

AVOIDING PROBATE FEES WITH A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Much has been written about probate fee avoidance. In fact I just googled it and up came several pages of website references to guide the reader. Can you with a power of attorney engage in probate fee avoidance on behalf of a testator whose estate may be subject to probate ...

More on the perils of joint accounts

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In a recent article in Maclean's magazine - Signing Away Your Savings - author Risha Gotlieb states: "Joint bank accounts are inceasingly being used as a vehicle to defraud Canadian seniors". Estate practioners, undertstandably, tend to focus on the problems which can arise on the death of the parent (generally the ...