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It is almost inevitable that a point will come in your life when you can no longer make important decisions regarding your finances and personal care. By signing a power of attorney while capable, you are able to have your own choice as to an attorney to act on your behalf in the event of incapacity or where you, while capable, are simply unavailable when important decisions must be made or actions must be taken on a timely basis. Without a power of attorney, you may not get the proper care you need, or someone other than the person of your choosing will be appointed to make those important decisions on your behalf.
At the law offices of Hull & Hull LLP, we have represented individuals in estate and trust law matters, including powers of attorney, for more than 50 years. We will use our knowledge and experience to provide guidance and counsel for choosing a power of attorney who will serve as your voice when you are not available to make decisions on your own behalf. We can help you fully understand the obligations of a power of attorney, as well as the rights and powers afforded to him or her, to make sure you are appointing a capable and willing participant who will act in your best interests and in the best interests of the estate.
Types of Powers of Attorney
There are two types of powers of attorney: power of attorney for property and power of attorney for personal care.
A power of attorney for property can step in and make financial and transactional decisions on the grantor's behalf. This may involve everything from paying creditors to selling property. A power of attorney for personal care makes important decisions, when necessary, regarding the care and well-being of the grantor. This may include where to live or what to eat, as well as hygiene and health care. A power of attorney for personal care may also have authority to carry out your living will (advance health care directive).
Our Toronto powers of attorney lawyers will discuss with you which power of attorney will best fit your needs.
Contact Hull & Hull LLP
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss a special power of attorney or continuing power of attorney for property with a skilled lawyer at Hull & Hull LLP, use our convenient online form or contact us directly by phone at 1-866-497-0903. From our offices in Toronto and Oakville, we represent individuals throughout Ontario.