The Overzealous POA for Personal Care

Monday, June 15th, 2015

A character I have encountered frequently in my practice lately is the “I-make-all-of-the-decisions-now-and-it’s-my-way-or-the-highway” POA for personal care (POAPC).  This person steps in and makes sweeping decisions without properly consulting the grantor and the grantor’s supportive family and friends.  Whether having mendacious or well-placed motives, an overzealous POAPC can do tremendous ...

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ALTER EGO TRUSTS

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

My fellow bloggers and I have written in the past about the ins and outs of legitimate probate fee avoidance arrangements available to a testator. These arrangements include an intervivos transfer of assets such as alter-ego trusts. Care and advice must be taken to ensure that the transfer of assets ...

Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

You may remember our earlier blog regarding the Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act (“Act”).  It was passed December 13, 2012 in parliament and received royal assent the next day.  The Act came into force 30 days after Royal Assent and is therefore law now. The ministry’s statement after the passing of the ...