Our managing partner, Shael Eisen, spoke last Friday at the Northwind Professional Institute’s High Net Worth Forum held at Cambridge’s beautiful Langdon Hall. Participating as part of a panel of expert estate litigators, Shael shared some of his wisdom about issues facing lawyers and their clients in the field and entertained the crowd with some … Continued
Experienced Toronto Estate Lawyers Able to Act as Guardians for Property
Guardians for property or personal care are appointed in circumstances where a person is no longer capable of making decisions regarding their finances or personal care. The intention of the guardianship process is to ensure that the interests of persons deemed incapable are protected. Often, a guardian for property is a friend, family, or loved one. In limited circumstances, however, estate lawyers can be retained to function as guardians for property. This generally happens when there is no other suitable guardian.
The estate lawyers at Eisen Law have the necessary experience and knowledge to function as guardians for property if needed. We are a boutique firm with many years of collective experience advising guardians as to their duties and responsibilities, have a comprehensive understanding of the applicable laws and regulations, and can proactively manage and mitigate any risks.
The Purpose of a Guardian for Property
Guardians for property play a significant and serious role in the life of a person no longer capable of decision-making. They essentially step into that persons’ shoes to make financial, real estate, and other important decisions on their behalf. Guardians have the power to affect the most important aspects of the incapable person’s life and must carry out their duties and responsibilities with the highest standard of honesty and trust and always act in the best interests of the incapable person.
Importantly, the guardian is not personally responsible or liable for the incapable person’s financial obligation (whether bill paying, or similar). In addition, the guardian for property does not assume ownership of the incapable person’s assets – ownership remains in that person’s name.
Contact the Toronto estate lawyers at Eisen Law if a Guardian for Property is Needed
At Eisen Law, our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers can help you ensure that the interests of your loved one are taken care of. 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 if you need assistance in this specific area of estate litigation.
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Holly LeValliant spoke at Osgoode Hall’s Powers of Attorney and Guardianship Program last week, an seminar in which estate law experts gave presentations as a continuing education opportunity for lawyers working in the field. Holly’s presentation focused on uncontested guardianships. In lay terms, this refers to the process by which an individual may apply to … Continued
Holly LeValliant Speaks at Ontario Bar Association Presentation on Essential Evidence for Estate Litigators
Our partner Holly LeValliant was featured as a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association’s Essential Evidence for Litigators event on April 5. The event was an opportunity for lawyers working in estate law to hear experts in the field speak about a variety of different issues. Holly’s presentation related to the admissibility of business records … Continued