Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

How To Be (Better)Prepared For Your Next Medical Appointment

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

In my day to day work, I have the opportunity to attend medical specialists appointments with my clients. Many POA's for Personal Care may find themselves in this role as well. As part of this preparation, their medical history is reviewed and summarized including highlighting the ...

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 Rush to Avoid the 21 Year Deemed Disposition Rule: a Word or Two of Advice

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

As a professional advisor over the years, I have learned to accept good advice as well if not more than giving it. Recently, Colleen Ma of Dunphy LLP wrote about how the rush to avoid the 21 year rule for discretionary family trusts can lead to real problems if not executed ...