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February 2015 Archives

A New Protective Regime for an Aging Society?

If you have a child or spouse, you may be surprised to learn that you have no automatic right to manage their property should they become incapable and unable to make decisions unaided. Capable adults in Ontario can make a continuing power of attorney for property to allow one or more persons to make financial decisions for them if they become unable to make such decisions for themselves. However, if your spouse or child did not make a continuing power of attorney for property before becoming incapable (or if your child was never able to make one), then you will most likely have to apply to Court to be appointed your family member's guardian of property in order to manage their property.

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