Each Will Package prepared by our office comes with a Power of Attorney document for both Property and Personal Care.
Power of Attorney for Property: This type of Power of Attorney (to a person over 18 years of age), appoints a person(s) of your choice to make decisions about your property and finances on your behalf. This may include actions such as signing documents, paying bills, selling or refinancing your real property. But remember, your property will still belong to you and must be managed by your attorney in your best interests and in accordance with the law.
Power of Attorney for Personal Care: In Ontario, The Substitute Decisions Act of Ontario allows you to appoint a trusted individual(s) over the age of 16, in advance, to make decisions for you should you become mentally incapable. This type of attorney gives the person of your choice the authority to make decisions about your personal care. Decisions about personal care include where you live, what you eat, and the kind of medical treatment you receive. You may give your attorney special instructions about the particular kind of care you want or do not want. Sometimes this Power of Attorney is called a Living Will.