Powers of Attorney Abuse – Make sure they are acting in your best interest

Article
June 1, 2017
Read Time: 5 minutes

Canadians are now more than ever realizing the benefits of having Powers of Attorney (“POA”). We are living longer into old age, and planning for the future has become a necessity. POAs are useful planning tools for ensuring your health and financial interests are legally protected if you become incapable of decision-making.

Trust Investments: Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

Blog Post
February 16, 2017
Read Time: 3 minutes

One of the basic principles of investing and a way to mitigate your financial risk is to maintain a diverse portfolio. This advice should also be heeded by estate trustees, who are often overseeing a number of different investments and making financial decisions on behalf of the beneficiaries. A decision from last year, Mowry v Groome, demonstrates what can happen if an estate trustee mismanages these investments.