5 Reasons You Need a Power of Attorney for Property

Power of Attorney (POA) documents are incredibly important. Without them, should you no longer be mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your own, the courts and/or governments determine what happens to you and your property, and who gets to make those decisions. In a previous post, we looked at the reasons for needing [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:02:14+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Reasons to write a Power of Attorney for personal care

A Power of Attorney (POA) for personal care is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, if and when you are no longer mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your own. It’s one of the three most important documents everyone should have (the [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:02:26+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Everything you need to know about naming a POA

Everything you need to know about naming a POA * This article does not replace legal advice and is meant to be for information purposes only. Please consult us or any other legally trained professional when navigating the complexities around writing a POA. Two of the three most important documents every person should have are [...]

By |2019-09-03T19:47:03+00:00August 8th, 2017|

Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect and financial abuse may come under the guise of a Power of Attorney (POA). Consider this possible scenario. Variations of this scenario happen more frequently than most [...]

By |2019-09-03T19:48:38+00:00June 30th, 2017|

Beware the dangers of a continuing power of attorney

In this article, I wish to discuss some of the dangers that may arise out of granting a continuing power of attorney for property under the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA). See full article at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/2937  

By |2019-09-03T18:46:51+00:00May 1st, 2017|

Use caution when granting power of attorney for property

Powers of attorney are often granted in anticipation of an individual becoming incapable of managing property, but as Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo writes in The Lawyer’s Daily, there are risks associated with granting a continuing power of attorney for property under the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA). Read the full article at www.advocatedaily.com

By |2019-09-03T18:46:43+00:00May 1st, 2017|