Daniel Nassrallah discusses Wills, Powers of Attorney, and legal capacity on Daytime Ottawa – February 7, 2014 at 3:30PM
As tragedy can unfortunately strike at any time, and at any age, it is essential for all eligible persons to draft proper Wills and Powers of Attorney. It is also recommended that a new Will and Powers of Attorney should be drafted when a material life event or change in circumstance occurs, such as a new marriage or the purchase of a sizeable asset, to ensure that the eligible individual’s current needs and desires are properly documented.
As the Canadian population continues to age, it is increasingly important to ensure that our elderly loved ones are also protected. Elderly persons are particularly susceptible to victimization and abuse, often as a result of the onset of dementia and diminished capacity in advanced age. This can take the form of financial and emotional manipulation by third parties, or even the inability of our loved ones to make rational and reasonable decisions pertaining to their own health and well-being. The law has provided several mechanisms to help determine the issue of legal capacity, while ensuring that our loved ones can be properly protected.
Daniel Nassrallah recently visited hosts Derick Fage and Lois Lee on the set of Daytime Ottawa to discuss the importance of drafting proper Wills and Powers of Attorney, and to provide information on the complex issue of legal capacity. Daniel provided public insight and outreach by answering the following questions:
1. What is a Will?;
2. What is a Power of Attorney?;
3. What do Powers of Attorney cover?;
4. What constitutes a material life event or change in circumstance?;
5. What is legal capacity?;
6. What are the early signs that an elderly loved one is experiencing diminished legal capacity?;
7. How can we ensure that an elderly loved one’s wishes are honoured before they lose legal capacity?;
8. How does the law determine if an elderly loved one no longer has legal capacity?;
9. What happens when an elderly loved one is deemed to have no legal capacity?; and,
10. Is legal capacity only an issue with the elderly population?
At DNG Law, we understand that this process can appear intimidating. Our lawyers are equipped to address your emotional needs and concerns, and we are prepared to immediately facilitate the process.
For more information on Wills, Powers of Attorney, or the issue of legal capacity, please contact us at 613-523-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE no-obligation consultation.