I hope everyone is managing well and staying safe. Here are some random thoughts in isolation:
1. Some provinces are now allowing the virtual witnessing of wills. In related news, Estate lawyers are now the new tech support
2. Until now, I bet you didn’t realize how many corporate mailing lists you subscribe to
3. Are estate planning lawyers less busy now? One thing’s for sure, with so many people quarantined with their spouses for weeks, divorce lawyers are gonna be juuuuust fine.
4. It feels like we’re in that weird period between Christmas and New Year’s. Anything goes and this blog is my only reminder for what day it is
5. To any readers that don’t have Netflix, what would you do if you saw a POA with this exotic language?
“This enduring power of attorney shall not be affected by my disability or disappearance”
6. To those cool cats and kittens that do have Netflix, she’s definitely guilty, right? Some food for thought/tigers.
7. If I ever get a (regular-sized) cat, I’m naming it Purrter Meowtanis
8. And finally, a POA Drafting idea:
If a person appointed as attorney cannot act because of incapacity, generally the POA document names a substitute. But let’s say the person appointed as attorney has also invoked their own personal POA. Why can’t the original POA document allow the attorney’s POA to step in and start acting?
How far down the rabbit hole can we go with this? With proper drafting can you be someone’s power of attorney of attorney of attorney…….?