Toronto Power of Attorney
In Ontario, there are currently three kinds of Powers of Attorney, all of which can be used to capture your wishes in the event you become incapacitated. There is a continuing Power of Attorney for Property (CPOA), a Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care (POAPC). Our staff of knowledgeable lawyers can help you choose and draft the documents that best fit your needs. At RV Law, we help people throughout Toronto, Mississauga and the rest of Ontario with building an estate plan that protects their needs and wishes. To discuss your situation, please contact our firm and schedule an appointment today by calling 416-364-5200.
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Our power of attorney drafting services include:
- A simple Power of Attorney for limited purposes, for example the one time disposition of as asset or acting as a banking officer over a particular account;
- A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property that covers your financial affairs and allows the person you name to act for you even if you become mentally incapable;
- A Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property that covers your financial affairs, but cannot be used if you become mentally incapable. This document can be used, for example, if you need someone to look after your financial transactions while you are away from home for an extended period of time; and
- A Power of Attorney for Personal Care which is fundamental in order to ensure that your wishes with respect to medical treatment, health, and personal care generally are carried out by your representative of choice.
A Power of Attorney for Personal Care may also include conditions or restrictions other than Advance Directives such as limiting the attorney’s ability to act until a confirmation of incapacity has been obtained, and determining the method of assessing capacity. A Power of Attorney for Personal Care can also be instrumental if you do not want to burden a spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling or other relative with having to make difficult decisions in respect of health and personal care.