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
Compassionate Estate Litigation Lawyers assisting with Guardianship & Capacity Issues
Guardianship and capacity issues often lie at the heart of disputes over wills and estates. Generally, these issues will either involve an individual wanting to be appointed a guardian for someone who they suspect is incapable of making decisions related to finances, property, or personal care, or will involve an attempt to remove a person who is already in that guardianship role.
In most cases, these disputes are emotional and can be very stressful. It is advisable to consult with a lawyer with targeted and specific experience in this area in order to understand your obligations and protect your loved one, their estate, any potential beneficiaries, and yourself during what is often an emotionally draining process.
The team of knowledgeable and compassionate estate litigation lawyers at Eisen Law in Toronto can provide you with the necessary guidance to help you navigate all of your options, understand your legal rights and obligations, and ensure that all relevant interests are protected.
What are Guardianship and Capacity Issues?
Guardianship and capacity issues commonly include:
- Consent and Capacity Issues
- Substitute Decision Maker Disputes
- Applications for Guardianship of Property and/or Guardianship for Personal Care
- Removal and replacement of Guardians for Property and/or Personal Care
- Section 3 Counsel – court appointed counsel
Contact the Toronto estate lawyers at Eisen Law for assistance with Guardianship and Capacity Matters
At Eisen Law, our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers can help you with any and all guardianship and capacity issues. We offer free initial consultations and will do our best to ensure you can easily access the legal advice that you need. Call us at 416-591-9997 or contact us online.
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
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Eisen Law provides the experience, expertise and compassion needed to navigate through a difficult journey.
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