December 2010

December 30, 2010; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates As we count down to 2011, I have put together a list of my favorite elder care reflections of 2010 and a wish list for things to improve upon in the coming year. Fav: The love of a spouse or adult child that wants to make […]

December 22, 2010; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates As my last blog contribution of the year, I wanted to take this opportunity during a very hectic and busy time of year, to pause and to say thank you. Like many of you, our Elder Caring families have faced health crises this year. My family […]

I wanted to take this opportunity during a very hectic and busy time of year, to pause and to say thank you.  Like many of you, our Elder Caring families have faced health crises this year.  My family has as well. It is during these difficult times, that most notably for me, the kindness of […]

The focus of this month’s enews is on providing some tips for long term planning, which should include the documentation outlining your wishes.  Current research shows that 57% of Canadian adults currently have a will. Only 21% of Canadians under the age of 35 have a will and this drastically increases to 90% for people […]

We are well into the month of September and for many, this is a very  busy time- a new school year, the beginning of Fall and for our Jewish families, the start of a New Year.  While it can be a time of reflection, it is also a time for looking ahead.  We are another […]

The current transfer of wealth from one generation to the next is unprecedented.  Estate planning has become more urgent and complex and estate litigation is all too common.  People are also living longer and elder care is now a pressing and inescapable issue for many individuals and families.  While there is an abundance of information […]

December 13, 2010; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates My colleague wrote about ‘competing powers of attorney’. I would like to add comment on that issue from the personal side rather than from the legal perspective. Many times, there are two separate powers of attorney. One adult child is asked to be POA for finance […]

December 6, 2010; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Unfortunately, it is most often seniors who are targeted as victims of a scam. Criminals target seniors because they believe that seniors are lonely, lack family support, are old, vulnerable, and may have health-related issues such as Alzheimer’s disease. The RCMP say that seniors are particularly […]