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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

I briefly wrote about elder abuse in the past here, in the context of someone loosing his or her legal capacity. I’ve also discussed the issues around financial abuse here. However, elder abuse is not restricted to seniors who have already lost capacity. Seniors can […]

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Abuse Elder abuse takes many forms. While physical abuse occurs regularly, the criminal code addressees that issue (imperfectly, but addresses nonetheless). Financial abuse, however, is much harder to address. In the case of physical abuse, physical injuries would (in most cases) spark an investigation. […]

Losing legal capacity

Losing legal capacity

Legal Capacity Updated December 3rd, 2018. In order to exercise one’s legal rights, a person must know what he or she is doing.  A person must have the legal capacity to make those decisions.  We, as lawyers, encounter this most often when clients want to […]

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

Updated on October 16th, 2018 What is a Power of Attorney?  Is it different than a will?  We often get these questions from clients.  In this article, I will attempt to de-mystify this very important document. A Power or Attorney (POA) is often misunderstood, with […]

Will: Why you need one.

Will: Why you need one.

We all know we should have a Will.  However, many of us don’t. Why? I am speculating, but my guess is that preparing one is one of those tasks that just creates work and, other than the relief of knowing your affairs are in order, […]