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Power of Attorney | This is Money

  • August 14, 2022


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Are fees payable for acting as a power of attorney in Ontario?

  • August 11, 2022

The fee scale is currently:

  • 3% of capital and income receipts
  • 3% of capital and income disbursements
  • 0.6% of the annual average value of the assets

These amounts are not guaranteed, however, and they can be decreased or even increased by the court.

According to the Substitute Decisions Act, compensation may be taken monthly, quarterly or annually. You should contact the current attorney for property to raise this with them as a starting point.

Even if it has been a long time since you acted, Audrey, there may not be a limitation period to worry about. In terms of citing a precedent for this, Armitage v. The Salvation Army, 2016 ONCA 971 involved an application for compensation in 2013 for acting as an attorney as far back as 1990, 23 years prior to the request.

Specifically, the judge found that the two-year limitation period under the Limitations Act “does not apply because compensation for an attorney for property through the passing of accounts process does not constitute a ‘claim’ within the meaning of the Limitations Act, 2002. ”

An attorney for personal care can make a request for compensation to an attorney for property. There is no fee scale as is the case with an attorney for property. The request should be reasonable given the circumstances.

It bears mentioning that an attorney for property or personal care is not required to act and can decline or resign. It is an important reason to make sure you speak to someone before naming them in an estate document like a POA or a will.

Power of attorney fees and taxes in Ontario

Fees payable to an attorney are considered taxable income. If you are not in the business of providing POA services, the income should be reported on a

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Legal Aid free walk-in clinic Aug. 10

  • August 6, 2022

Jul. 30—GREENSBURG — Legal Aid announces a free Legal Aid walk-in clinic from 3 to 5 pm Wednesday, August 10, at the Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library, 1110 E. Main Street.

The free clinic is for low-income residents.

The Legal Aid Clinic and pro bono program utilizes local volunteer attorneys offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community whom might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

Individuals coming to the Legal Aid Clinic can expect to receive a 10-minute consultation to answer general and eviction questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, in person, on a first-come, first-served base.

This is not for those with criminal law questions.

There is no need to register in advance.

Can’t attend these clinics? Visit www.legalaidpbi.org/services to find additional clinics and other ways to get free legal help.

About Legal Aid

Legal Aid is a non-profit agency providing free civil legal services, attorney referrals and legal clinics to low-income individuals, covering eight counties in South Central Indiana.

Legal Aid serves residents of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties.

Legal Aid is part of Pro Bono Indiana.

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Legal aid group obtains grant to help disaster victims

  • August 5, 2022

A $1.4 million grant will be used to help provide legal aid to low-income residents impacted by severe weather events.

The Legal Aid Of NorthWest Texas will be using the money to buy a vehicle that will be used as a mobile office so its staff can travel to those in need, rather than having storm victims come to a Legal Aid office for help such as recovering documents or working through insurance claims. The vehicle will be equipped with with laptops, wi-fi hotspots, and printers/scanners, according to a Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas news release.

The grant was awarded to Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas by the Legal Service Corporation. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Brownwood, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Lubbock, McKinney, Midland, Odessa, Plainview, San Angelo, Waxahachie, Weatherford and Wichita Falls.

People affected by severe weather often realize the extent of their loss after local authorities and organizations arrive to help them when a natural disaster strikes such as Winter Storm Uri, which caused wide-spread power outages and water damage in February 2021.

“Low-income people who confront civil legal issues in the wake of natural disasters face an uphill battle, and they shouldn’t have to go it alone,” said corporation president Ronald S. Flagg in a statement. “We are grateful that Congress recognizes the need for legal assistance in these recovering communities and provided this funding that will help our neighbors repair and stay in their homes, obtain key identification documents, apply for benefits, and so much more.”

When not being used for disaster efforts, the vehicle will be used for disaster-related outreach and community education events, according to the organization.

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is the fifth-largest Legal Aid program in the United States and serves more than 1.5 million eligible

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