October 9, 2020

Undue Influence and Financial Abuse

Introduction October 4-10, 2020 is Make-a-Will Week to encourage people to make or update their will. When people are making or changing a will there is the possibility for abuse or undue influence. Professionals drafting wills must be aware of the signs of undue influence and what steps can be Read more…

October 5, 2020

Discovering the Travelling Wills Clinic

As this is Make a Will Week, I was asked to let you know about an exciting possible initiative for delivering personal planning documents such as wills to low income adults living outside the lower mainland, the “Travelling Wills Clinic.” The Travelling Wills Clinic would serve those in remote, isolated, Read more…

September 3, 2020

Spotlight on pension division: commuted value transfer

This post is part of a series that spotlights issues discussed in the Consultation Paper on Pension Division: A Review of Part 6 of the Family Law Act. To read other posts in the series please click here. Brief description of the issue If the pension benefits to be divided Read more…

August 6, 2020

Spotlight on pension division: administrative fees

This post is part of a series that spotlights issues discussed in the Consultation Paper on Pension Division: A Review of Part 6 of the Family Law Act. To read other posts in the series please click here. Brief description of the issue The existence of administrative fees raises the Read more…

March 29, 2017

New reports shed light on seniors and antipsychotic medications

In the last few months, a number of reports and news stories have highlighted older people’s use of medications, and more specifically antipsychotics. We share what we have learned and how this is relevant for the project we recently launched on health care consent and aging. In February, the Canadian Read more…