- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Sales and Purchases of Residential Properties
- Leases and Assisted Living Contracts
- Long-Term Care Agreements
- Mental Incapacity
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship Applications
- Senior Marriages and Common Law Relationships
- Marriage Contracts
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Separation Agreements
Planning for possible disability, poor health and incapacity is just as important (if not more) than planning for the protection of one’s assets upon death. At Parker & Company, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the needs and issues of elderly persons.
For example, we help older individuals plan for incapacity should it arise in the future by preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, protect against Elder Abuse and exploitation and assist in relocations into new homes, condominiums or assisted living facilities.
Our personalized services are designed to ensure that planning for your senior years is not a burdensome affair. One of our lawyers, Ms. Hodgson, frequently makes home visits to assist clients with their legal issues within the comfort of their own homes. With her professional experience, she is able to assist in life and estate planning and the implementation of plans, including assisting with relocating, selling and buying homes, acting as counsel on sale, purchase or mortgage transactions and acting as a realtor as well. As a trusted advisor, Ms. Hodgson has helped numerous Clients with Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, the sale and purchase of homes, traditional mortgages and reverse mortgages. As well, Ms. Hodgson has helped many clients as a professional Attorney for Property and as an Executrix and Estate Trustee to manage Clients’ property and administer their Estates for the benefit of their beneficiaries.
In addition to planning and implementing plans, we help clients resolve a variety of disputes due to a lack of planning or unforeseen events. For example, we assist in Guardianship Applications and disputes and we assist in the misuse of Powers of Attorney (i.e. misappropriation of funds and mismanagement of funds) and Passing of Accounts. We are often involved in Will Challenges, either for the objectors or for those defending the validity of a Will in matters involving undue influence, lack of knowledge or approval, testamentary capacity, suspicious circumstances and even forgery. We also litigate cases involving Solicitor Negligence Relating to Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Mr. Parker successfully resolved a guardianship proceeding involving the Public Guardian & Trustee and complicated family law equalization issues. Court approval was obtained despite the objection of an interested party. The case is now under appeal.
Ms. Hodgson met with her Client at her assisted living residence, took instructions on changes to her Will and attended to its execution. She also addressed the sale of her residence. As well, Ms. Hodgson ensured that the Client’s intention to gift monies to her attorney by way of Power of Attorney, were properly documented, under oath. This was to document her Client’s intentions and wishes, to ensure that her Client’s intentions are beyond challenge and respected in the future.