Elder Law Montreal
Our Montreal Elder law firm helps protect the rights of seniors in matters related to nursing homes, long-term care, power of attorney and incapacity. We are especially concerned by and known for our work in the areas of abuse of the elderly by family members or by professional care workers. We can help expedite matters of guardianship when incompetence is an issue. We are prepared to act as an advocate in cases of abuse or neglect to ensure the rights of the elderly person are respected.
At Kalman Samuels, Attorneys, elder rights are a special concern and many of our attorneys have written and published articles on the following topics, all of which we handle in our regular practice:
We are prepared to act as an advocate
in cases of abuse or neglect to ensure
the rights of the elderly person are respected.
It is wise to prepare a mandate in case of incapacity before an accident or a gradual decrease in faculties takes effect. We combine our experience in litigating elder law cases with our close working relationships with top notaries in Montreal to help prepare viable mandates that will best protect the rights of our clients and their loved ones.
It is an unfortunate fact in our society many seniors are perceived as perfect targets for exploitation. Whether the abuse is financial or otherwise, it is important to move effectively to limit the damage, undo the harmful situation, and where possible, reverse the losses. The abusers can be family members such as children, siblings, grand-children, nephews or nieces. The abusers can also be persons who have gained the trust and a certain level of dependency from their targeted victim. We use the Civil Code of Quebec and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms as our tools in our fight to correct these injustices.
The elderly are rightfully considered to be a protected class of persons under Quebec law. Concerned individuals can consult us when they suspect a situation of abuse or potential abuse. Depending on the circumstances, our firm can intervene to stop abuses, to claim damages, to prevent further abuse, or to help safeguard against potential abuse.
Professional Care Workers
Most professional care workers in nursing homes or in private homes are wonderful, caring individuals who perform an almost angelic function in the care of our beloved elderly. Some, however, are otherwise. Physical abuse by professional care workers against a defenseless senior in their charge is one of the more horrifying situations that we are called in to correct. We can assist at each level of interventions, from the placement of hidden cameras and the gathering of evidence, through the claim for damages, injunctions, negotiations and, if necessary, trial.
At Kalman Samuels, Attorneys, we consider it an important mission of our firm to help protect those rights guaranteed to each person under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. This applies especially to vulnerable individuals such as children, handicapped or elder members of our society. If you have concerns that you or a loved one might be unfairly treated with respect to judgements of incapacity, tutorship, guardianship, or power of attorney, we can help you re-establish your rights. We work hard and leverage all of our knowledge and experience to ensure that you obtain the best possible chance for a safe and happy life.
Assistance to the Elderly
For those who are still apt but have trouble attending to various matters, we can assist in setting up protective regimes such as tutorships and general mandates for the administration of affairs. We use our experience in elder law cases in Montreal and close relationship with top Montreal notaries to anticipate problems and prepare the most appropriate protective regime.