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Wills and Estates


Friday, June 11, 2021

The Powers of Attorney Act does not allow an attorney to enter into conflict transactions. What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? Why would I prepare one? How does it work? What types of decisions can my attorney make for me? When does the power begin? This is a conflict transaction and is prohibited examples Powers and responsibilities of an attorney Examples where the attorney cannot use the EPA Examples where the attorney can use the EPA Every client needs advice Check can we have a go at the Attorney after the Principal has expired.
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Common Funeral Questions - Wills & Estates Law

Friday, July 03, 2020

The loss of a loved one can be an extremely difficult time for family and friends. This is often exacerbated by the uncertainty of how funeral arrangements and estate administration occur. We have compiled the following list of common funeral-related questions to assist those navigating this challenging time.
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Testamentary Capacity - Contesting Wills

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

One of the side effects is that in the last five years, there has been a sharp rise in the incidence of attacks on Wills, based on the argument that the Testator (the person who signed the Will), did not have capacity to make a Will, at the time the document was signed.
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Estate Planning

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Can an attorney under an EPOA make a Binding Death Benefit Nomination? Quick re-cap... What happens if the Principal has lost capacity and cannot make or renew a BDBN, or more specifically: Can the holder of an Enduring Power of Attorney make a BDBN?
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