Joint? Or Joint and Several?: Important Considerations when Appointing Multiple Attorneys under a Power of Attorney

When deciding to prepare powers of attorney for personal care and property, it is imperative to carefully consider who you want to appoint as your attorney(s). In the event you decide to appoint multiple attorneys, is also important to consider whether you want each of them to be empowered to make decisions separately or if … Continued

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An attorney’s powers under insurance policies: Who can really change a beneficiary designation?

To what extent can an appointed attorney act under an insurance policy and change a beneficiary designation? In the case of Re Hanson Estate, the question before the court was whether the owner of a life insurance policy who had the requisite mental capabilities but was physically disabled had the ability to validly instruct their … Continued

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