Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Love in the Age of Expectation

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

In two cases decided in 2010, the Court considered whether it was appropriate for an attorney for property to pay herself for care services provided to an aging parent.  In Barberi v. Triassi Estate, Justice Mulligan harshly criticized the actions of a co-attorney for property and care.  Her mother’s power ...

Interrelation of Family Law and Estate Planning

Friday, September 9th, 2011

With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships.  For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not usually the traditional “all to my spouse with a gift over to my issue”.    Spousal trusts are a popular solution, particularly when one or both ...