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Granting someone authority over my finances, the current law in Alberta on Powers of Attorney.

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arlene blakePodcast Transcript – Arlene Blake

Arlene Blake is a lawyer practicing in Alberta. She helps us understand some of the Power of Attorney issues that she deals with for her clients. Throughout our conversation, she talks about:

  • What should I do to ensure my finances are taken care of in the event I lose the ability to manage them on my own?
  • What is the name of the document created for this purpose?
  • How do I decide who to give the power to, and what is that person called in the document? What if something happens to my Attorney?
  • Can I give authority to someone when I still have the mental capacity to make my own decisions, but no longer have the same mobility?
  • What duty does the Attorney have towards me and my finances?
  • What if I don’t want my Attorney to have unrestricted powers over my finances?
  • Can I revoke the document? And if so, how?

 

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About Arlene K. Blake, Barrister. Solicitor. C.Arb. Notary Public

Arlene was called to the Alberta Bar in 2006 and Northwest Territories in 2010 (inactive).  Her general practice at MacPhail Harding is comprised of Wills and Estates, and Adult Guardianship as a compliment to her arbitration and administrative law practice. She has been involved in numerous administrative law agencies since 1988. Arlene has been a member of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society since 1994.

She has extensive training in the area of conflict resolution and arbitration.  She acts as presiding officer and panel member for a number of administrative tribunals.  Arlene provides training in arbitration, and does volunteer presentations in the area of wills and estates for Calgary Legal Guidance.  In her free time, Arlene trains for half marathons and spends time with her family.

MACPHAIL HARDING, BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, MEDIATORS, NOTARIES PUBLIC

MacPhail Harding is an association of independent Solicitors, Barristers, Mediators and Notaries Public located in the neighbourhood of Capitol Hill in the central-Northwest of Calgary. The firm has provided more than 25 years of legal expertise in the areas of Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Corporate, Administrative and Family Law.

MacPhail Harding offers an efficient, responsive and flexible approach to your legal needs.

201, 2004 14th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2M 3N3

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