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  • Are Doctors above the Law?  The case of Wawrzyniak v. Livingstone

    In the Wawrzyniak decision, the elderly patient was suffering from numerous illnesses including gangrene. Both his legs were amputated above the knee. The patient’s daughter, his attorney for personal care, was also a nurse. It was clear to everyone involved that both the patient and the attorney fo … Read more »

  • The Case Conference: A Powerful Tool For Efficiency in Guardianship Applications

    When an application, including an application for guardianship of an incapable person’s care and property, is brought, there are several steps that need to be taken before the application can be heard and decided by a judge. These steps include filing of application materials, cross-examinations, po … Read more »

  • Joint Tenancies, Spouses and Estates

    Can a person sever a joint tenancy and thereby disentitle a spouse from receiving half of the matrimonial home by right of survivorship?  The answer is maybe. The starting point for our discussion is Part II of the Family Law Act (“FLA”). The post Joint Tenancies, Spouses and Estates appeared first … Read more »

  • Do the Designated Beneficiaries of the RRSP Pay The Tax?

    Mediating estate disputes often involves determining who gets proceeds from the deceased’s registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund (“RRSP/RRIF”), and who pays the taxes on that RRSP/RRIF. A key factor during the negotiations at mediation is how a judge would decide th … Read more »

  • Powers of Attorney – where is the owner’s manual?

    Usually, lawyers who draft wills for their clients also prepare a power of attorney for property and personal care. These documents allow the client to choose who makes financial decisions or personal care decisions should the client become incapable. The person whose property is being managed and w … Read more »