Enduring Powers of Attorney Now Have New Teeth

Following years of consultation, an amended Power of Attorney Act  came into effect on September 1, 2011, and now has “some teeth” in enduring powers of attorney. This new Act brings important changes to the law governing enduring powers of attorney (“EPOA”) i.e.  those which… Read more

New Power of Attorney Act for British Columbia Sets Out Test For Capacity and Duties of the Attorney

New Power of Attorney Act for BC Much of the financial abuse seen by disinherited.com over the years relates to the abuse of a power of attorney by the very person entrusted to be the attorney. After many years in the making, a new Power… Read more

Second Power of Attorney Doesn’t Revoke Prior Power of Attorney, Joint Tenancy Severed with First Power of Attorney

Second Power of Attorney Houston v Houston 2011 BCSC 510 is an example of an estate dispute between the husband’s children from his 1st marriage, and his surviving wife and her children, relating to the use of a power of attorney by the children of… Read more