A series of recent Capacity and Consent Board decisions have called into question the use of standard language found in many continuing power of attorney for property precedents found in law [...]
Category: Estate Litigation
Predatory marriages are on the rise in Ontario. Predatory marriages occur when a financial predator enters into a relationship with an elderly person for the sole purpose of gaining access to the [...]
Situations arise where a party in ongoing family law litigation passes away before a final order is obtained from the court, or where separated spouses are negotiating their property rights and [...]
Court-appointed Guardians of Property are appointed under section 22 of the Substitute Decisions Act and are tasked with the responsibility of managing the property of an incapable adult. In [...]
A dependent support claim is made pursuant to Part V of the Succession Law Reform Act. Here, a claimant sues the deceased’s estate on the basis that he/she was a “dependent” of the deceased [...]
Calmusky v. Calmusky is a Recent Decision from Justice Lococo of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
A father had passed away, and his adult twin sons were in a dispute about various assets including bank accounts held jointly between the father and one of his sons, and a RRIF in the father’s [...]