Power of Attorney in Ontario
A Power of Attorney is a Legal Document in which you give someone (people or an institution) a right to make decisions on your behalf if something happens and you are no longer capable to look after matters on your own Power of Attorney consist of two types
Power of Attorney for Personal Care
The person you name can make decisions about your personal care such as clothing, hygiene, housing, and safety. Moreover, they can make decisions about your healthcare like medical treatment, moving to a long-term care home, and providing personal assistance services like bathing, feeding, etc.
Who can give a Power of Attorney for Personal Care
To give someone a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, you must be
- At Least 16 years of age or older
- Fully understand what authority you are giving to your attorney and what will be consequences
Power of Attorney for Property
The Person you name can make decisions about your financial matters including collecting money owed to you, paying your bills, managing your investments. Although, the attorney you appointed cannot write your will and cannot act as your Legal representative.
A power of attorney for property can be given general powers like handling your financial affairs or given more specific power like partially handling some of your affairs.
Who can give a Power of Attorney for Property
To give someone a Power of Attorney for Property, you must be
- Be at least 18 years of Age or Older
- Be aware of the property you own and it’s the market value
- Know what authority you are giving to your attorney
If you are looking forward to appointing a Power of Attorney in Ontario or suspect a neglection of duty from a Power of Attorney, contact our Wills and Estate Lawyer today – 416-221-2221