We are often called upon when vulnerable elderly people are victimized resulting in a loss of an inheritance by disappointed beneficiaries. The reliance on other people often make the elderly especially susceptible into being unduly influenced into making gifts, changing their wills or even marrying caregivers. Our firm specializes in handling these types of will challenges that involve elder law.
We are also often consulted on elder law by people whose family member can no longer understand how to take care of their finances or care for their health. In these instances, when people do not have powers of attorney, their family’s only option is to go to court.
Our Toronto law firm is familiar with elder law and procedures to be followed when someone becomes incapable. Under The Substitute Decisions Act we apply to court for the appointment of our client as statutory guardian. With the appointment, the family member now has the legal authority to make decisions for the incapable person who can no longer manage their finances, property or personal care.
Charles B. Wagner Blogs
Charles B. Wagner Articles
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
- Elder Abuse – It’s Time To Face The Reality Government of Canada
- Elder Abuse E-Bulletin June 2011 – Public Health Agency of Canada
- Statistics Canada: Family Violence Against Seniors
- The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence Health Canada
- The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- Toronto Police Service – Elder Abuse