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At a glance: Act to amend various provisions as regards the protection of persons
(August 11, 2020) The Act to amend the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Public Curator Act and various provisions as regards the protection of persons, adopted on June 2, will enter into force by June 2022. It provides for significant changes that will have positive impacts on the lives of incapable and vulnerable persons and their loved ones. But where to start with making sense of it all?
A laptop on the list of school supplies for fall: who will pay?
(August 4, 2020) Your child is starting high school in the fall. She/he has a large amount of money, which was paid to her/him after the death of her/his grandmother. Can you use this money to pay for the laptop your child will need for schoolwork?
Notarized or not, all mandates must be homologated
(July 29, 2020) There are two types of protection mandates: a mandate you prepare yourself, signed by two witnesses, and a mandate prepared by a notary or a lawyer. Both mandates are equally valid—the choice of format simply depends on the individual person’s needs. But regardless of the type, a mandate needs to be homologated as soon as the person who prepared it becomes incapable.