Articles written by: Joyce Blond Frank

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Legal Ease: Advance directives ensure quality of life

What happens when we become incapable of providing consent?

Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers
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Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers

The interactions between the members of the “mothers group” and children can be simple or complicated, friendly or acrimonious, close or estranged.

Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates
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Legal Ease: Quebec Highway Safety Code requires updates

Whether we walk, drive or cycle, common sense requires that we exercise prudence and that we yield our right of way so as to protect the most vulnerable and minimize damage.

Legal Ease: Beware of latent defects when listing your home for sale
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Legal Ease: Beware of latent defects when listing your home for sale

If you are one of those putting your house on the market, here are some things to think about.

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Legal Ease: While travelling, make consumer law work for you

There is an abundance of advertisements in the newspaper containing alluring promises of attractive vacation deals.

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Legal Ease: Canada’s Remembrance protects against terror

Terrorism is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the systematic use of violence and intimidation to coerce a government or community into acceding to specific political demands.”

Legal Ease: Canadian citizens need to vote
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Legal Ease: Canadian citizens need to vote

Who has the right to vote and how many of us will exercise that right?

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Legal Ease: Take stock of your wishes, revise your will/mandate

Now is the time to reassess and revise wills, mandates, powers of attorney, medical care directives, and any other instructions we want heeded.

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Legal Ease: Legal status would safeguard family caregivers

There are those among us with chronic illnesses, special health needs, reduced functionality, dependence and lack of autonomy.

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Legal Ease: Relatively speaking, be certain you have a clear mandate

A mandate is a contract by which a person, the mandator, gives power to another person, the mandatary, to represent him. This contract is called a power of attorney.