Do you have a power of attorney? OBA initiates campaign.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is starting a public education initiative called Make a POA Month for April.  This initiative is in conjunction with Trillium’s Be a Donor campaign. The aim is to educate the public on the benefits of making a power of attorney and similar to the Make a ...

If There is a Valid POA, the Court Cannot Order a Guardianship

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The recent decision in Lehtonen v. Neill serves as a useful reminder of the sometimes overlooked subsection 22(3) of the Substitute Decisions Act.   This provision prohibits the court from appointing a guardian where the court is satisfied that decision making for the incapable person can be met by a less ...

Questions to which the answer is “yes”

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

1.  Can I appoint a beneficiary of my Will to be my executor? 2.  Can I be deemed to have accepted the role of executor if I haven’t (yet) applied for letters probate (where applicable)? See Angela Casey's August 16th entry for more on the concept of intermeddling. 3.  Do the rules regarding ...