Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney for Property & Personal Care in North York, Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Brampton, Mississaugua, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishes of the other person. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal grantor of the power, while the one authorized to act is the agent, or in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact.

You can give someone a Power of Attorney for Property if you want them to help you manage your finances, or you are worried about becoming unable to manage your property in future. You can also give a Power of Attorney for Property for a limited time. For example, if you plan to be out of the country for a while, you might want someone else to manage your property only while you are away. The property could include your money, your home if you own one, and anything else you own that may or may not be of high financial value.

The two most common types of Power of Attorney are a Power of Attorney for property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care (or Health).

A Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document that authorizes or permits your attorney to manage your finances and property only while you are mentally capable. If you become mentally incapable of managing your property, the General Power of Attorney for Property ends and your attorney can no longer act for you. This type of Power of Attorney is usually used in business or for short-term temporary reasons. Since the laws about this were changed in 1996, most people who want to make a Power of Attorney for Property make a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property instead.

A Power of Attorney for Personal Care allows you to choose a person you trust to be your substitute decision-maker if you become mentally incapable of making decisions about your health and wellbeing in the future. Making a Power of Attorney for Personal Care ensures that your wishes about personal care decisions will be respected and carried out should the need arise in the future. It gives you a chance to say what you want and do not want. For example, if you do not want certain medical treatments when you get seriously ill, you can state this in your Power of Attorney. For some decisions, including those about your medical treatment, the law says your doctor and other health care providers must get your substitute decision-makers consent before taking action. By law, you can appoint anyone you choose as your attorney for personal care, except that you cannot appoint someone who is paid to provide health care or residential, social, training or support services to you, unless he or she is your spouse, partner or relative. You can also name two or more attorneys for personal care. They will act jointly (they must all agree) unless you say otherwise. If one of them dies, becomes incapable or resigns, unless you say otherwise, the remaining attorney can act. You may also include instructions, conditions and restrictions in the power of attorney, which your agent or attorney will be required to adhere to.

If you are looking for an Ontario Power of Attorney for Personal Care, contact us at Notarizers for a free consultation. Simply fill out the inquiry form from our website’s home page or email us at info@Notarizers.ca with your address and contact information, including email address. We will get back to you with further details of what to send to us.

Fees:

$40 for first notarization, $15 for each subsequent notarization. The fees reduce based on the number of documents. Our fees range from $8.00 to $40.00 per Notarization, depending on the number of documents that you are notarizing.

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To set up an appointment and to find out more about our Power of Attorney services, you can call us on 416-782-5926, or Toll Free: 1-888-672-7266.

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783 Lawrence Avenue West, 2nd Floor, Unit 10
Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C2
(Dufferin and Lawrence, Beside SleepCountry)
(Entrance is Behind the Barber Shop)
(South of Dufferin, East of Lawrence)
Tel: 416-782-5926
(Toll Free: 1.888.672.7266)
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