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We are open during COVID 19 pandemic


by Rob Levesque, Published: April 03, 2020

Tags: courts,  covid,  covid 19,  estate litigation,  estates,  guardianship

Our firm is open and our lawyers and staff are working remotely to address your estate, trust and guardianship litigation issues during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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.

Capacity to Enter into Contracts


by Robin Spurr, Published: April 25, 2016

Tags: capacity,  contract law,  estate litigation,  guardianship,  incapacity,  power of attorney

Incapable adults can be vulnerable to scam artists and people seeking to take advantage of them for their own personal gain.  There are legal ramifications for this, and steps you can take to prevent it.

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