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 ...

POA’s for Care: Part 2/2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Continuing from my previous blog, the subject of Power of Attorney for Personal Care continues to require our attention. Fellow blogger Paul Fensom reviewed in his April 23, 2014 blog the results of the Scotia Poll finding that only 33% of respondents had a POA for property. My strong ...

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 ...