The creation of a well-designed estate plan is key in minimizing the likelihood of estate litigation in the unfortunate event of their death. Failing to properly plan what will happen to your property upon your death can result in conflicts amongst your family members and loved ones. A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court … Continued
Knowledgeable Estate Litigators Representing Elderly Clients in Toronto and throughout Ontario
Canada is experiencing an unprecedented demographic change. It has been estimated that by 2041, one-fourth of Canada’s population will be over the age of 65. At the same time, many Canadians are living and working longer and longer. As the “baby boomer” generation moves into its senior years, elder law issues associated with this changing landscape are increasingly coming to the forefront.
Elder Law is a legal term which encompasses those practice areas that address matters affecting the aging population and includes ensuring the legal and financial interests of older individuals are secure, as well as steps taken by supportive family and relatives to ensure that the interests of their loved ones are protected.
Ensuring your interests are protected
Our team of trusted elder law lawyers can assist you with a number of crucial elements of preparing for the next phase of life, including:
- Estates and trusts;
- Powers of attorney and guardianships;
- Applications for guardianship for property;
- Applications for guardianship for personal care;
- Substitute decision maker disputes;
- Physicians’ or medical care directives, declarations, and “>powers of attorney disputes;
- Advice, counseling, and advocacy of rights.
If you need assistance with any of the above, or would like to discuss what you can do to ensure that your interests are protected as you get older, contact our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who will help you navigate the various options you have available. Our legal team has years of valuable experience in assisting individuals with these specialized legal issues.
Compassionate Lawyers Assisting with Elder Abuse and Fraud
Older individuals are disproportionately vulnerable to abuse. One in five Canadians believes they know a senior who may be experiencing some form of abuse. The most common forms of elder abuse are physical, psychological, and financial, with financial being the most frequently reported. Elder abuse is any action by someone who is in a relationship of trust, which results in harm and/or distress to an older individual. Elder abuse can also include neglect, which is lack of action by someone who is in a relationship of trust that results in harm and/or distress to an older individual.
If you are concerned about a loved one, or suspect that they may be the target of abuse, neglect and/or fraud – we can help. Our experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate lawyers can assist you in ensuring that your loved one is protected and can provide assistance and advice on:
- Consent and capacity issues;
- Power of attorney disputes;
- Removal and replacement of guardians for property;
- Removal and replacement of guardians for personal care.
If you suspect your loved one has been the target of elder abuse and/or fraud, contact our Toronto estate lawyers for assistance
The respected estate litigation lawyers at Eisen Law will ensure that your loved one is protected, that their interests and rights are preserved, and that an optimal resolution is reached. Call us at 416-591-9997 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Estates & Trusts
Advocating for Both Estate Trustees and Beneficiaries in Estates
Providing the Management of Care for Those Who Can’t Care for Themselves
Powers of Attorney
Ensuring Proper Care and Governance for Your Loved Ones
Navigating you through all your options, legal rights and obligations
Probate & Estate Administration
Assisting with carrying out duties for executors
Mediation Can Dramatically Reduce Time, Cost, and Stress
Eisen Law provides the experience, expertise and compassion needed to navigate through a difficult journey.
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When people think about estate disputes it is common to think about family members disagreeing about the distribution of an estate. However, estate litigation can also arise from business relationships. This was the case in a recent case heard before the Ontario Court of Appeal where the business partner of the deceased pursued an action. … Continued
Our partner Holly LeValliant gave a talk on in terrorem clauses at the Six Minute Estate Lawyer event held by the Law Society on April 29th. In plain English, in terrorem clauses are stipulations in Wills that make bequests conditional upon the recipient not taking certain actions. They are most often used to prevent beneficiaries from challenging … Continued