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Sender Tator on Dependant Support cases and "Egregious Conduct"


by Rob Levesque, Published: October 17, 2019

Tags: attorney,  depandant,  dishonesty,  husband,  incapable,  misappropriation,  misconduct,  poa,  power of attorney,  slra,  spouses,  support,  wife

Sender Tator was recently quoted in the Law Times on the issue of dependant support applications involving "egregious conduct" by dependant spouses.  Read the article here.

Improper Conduct and Dependant Support


by Rob Levesque, Published: October 10, 2019

Tags: attorney,  depandant,  dishonesty,  husband,  incapable,  misappropriation,  misconduct,  poa,  power of attorney,  slra,  spouses,  support,  wife

This blog by our colleague Liza Saad examines the case of Webb v. Belway, 2019 ONSC 4602, and its implication for dependant support cases where there are allegations of misconduct against the dependant spouse. 

Buzz Aldrin Guardianship Dispute & the Importance of Planning for Incapacity


by Mitchell Rattner, Published: June 26, 2018

Tags: estate litigation,  estate planning,  guardianship,  incapable,  incapacity,  power of attorney,  wills and estates

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing his two children for improperly taking control of his finances. His children had previously brought a Court Application to have him declared incapable, and to have them appointed as his guardians for property.

As this litigation is unfolding, it is a good time to consider the importance of planning for future incapacity, and some benefits - and risks - of making Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property.

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