Power Of Attorney For Property And Personal Care
Nobody wants to think about becoming incapacitated or being unable to make their own decisions. It is natural to want to avoid thinking or dealing with this topic as long as possible. At Hagel Lawfirm, however, we believe that it is best to deal with these matters sooner rather than too late and plan for events of incapacity as part of your total estate plan. The alternative could be that you may end up leaving control of your life and property to chance or to strangers, or force your family to go through a Court process required for making an application for guardianship in order to protect you.
This is your chance to make your wishes clear, while you can.
Powers Of Attorney In Ontario
Giving someone power of attorney means that you trust them to make decisions in your place. There are two types of power of attorney documents. Power of attorney for property names a person who makes decisions to protect your financial welfare (Attorney for Property). Power of attorney for personal care appoints someone you trust to act as a substitute decision-maker for health care, living arrangements and other aspects of day-to-day life (Attorney for Personal Care).
Our lawyer can help you:
- Understand the duties and rights of your Attorney for Property and Attorney for Personal care
- Choose an appropriate Attorney for Property or Attorney for Personal Care, who will act in your best interests
- Explain their duties to your Attorney for Property and Attorney for Personal Care
- Set up a limited power of attorney if you merely need someone to act on your behalf for your property while you are not in the country or for other specific tasks
If you live in Mississauga, Port Credit, Oakville, Etobicoke or surrounding areas of the GTA and would like to learn more about the benefits of choosing a power of attorney now, call us at 647-931-4244 or send us an email.