Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Update on End of Life

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

By now most of  us have heard that the Trudeau government is asking the Supreme Court to grant a six months extension to the deadline imposed last year as part of the Carter decision (see 2015 SCC 5). What this means is still unclear but adds to the speculation that the ...

Acting as (Unofficial) Attorney for Property

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Power of attorney (“POA”) documents are a way of officially granting an agent (the “attorney”) the power to manage your affairs, most commonly your finances or personal care. POAs allow the attorney to step in and handle a wide variety of issues on your behalf, whether you (the “grantor”) anticipated ...