The most vital decisions in a person’s life can revolve around his or her financial assets and medical care. Having a properly drafted Power of Attorney is one way to ensure your wishes are carried out in the event of your inability to make your wishes known. At the London law firm of Carlyle Peterson Lawyers LLP (“Carlyle Peterson”), we help clients through the process of preparing a Power of Attorney.
DECIDING ON THE POWER OF ATTORNEY BEST FOR YOU
In Ontario, an individual may give another person Power of Attorney for personal or medical care, or for property. Kinds of Power of Attorney include:
- Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, which gives another person the authority to act for you in regards to your financial affairs, even in the case of your mental incapacitation
- Non-continuing Power of Attorney for Property, which gives another person the right to act in your stead regarding your financial affairs, but cannot be used in the case of your mental incapacitation
- Power of Attorney for Personal Care, which gives another person the power to make decisions about your personal care, including housing and medical treatment
A Power of Attorney allows you to designate another person to make those choices on your behalf. If you fail to prepare a Power of Attorney the government has designated who may make these decisions for you.
BEING INFORMED ABOUT ASSIGNING OR BECOMING A POWER OF ATTORNEY
At Carlyle Peterson, our London Powers of Attorney lawyers will guide you through the process of designating an Attorney. We can answer both your questions and those of the person or persons you designate to make decisions in your stead, so they understand fully their responsibilities as your fiduciary.
At our law firm, we prepare clients for a potentially difficult phase of life. We put the legal mechanisms in place to allow your assets to be protected by those you choose and to plan for your medical care to be carried out as you wish.
CONTACT LONDON HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES LAWYERS
To learn more about our legal services in regards to Powers of Attorney in Ontario, contact us online or call us at (519) 432-0632.