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Powers of Attorney Provide Protection When You are Incapacitated

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives a designated individual the legal authority to make decisions for a “principal” who is unavailable or who has been incapacitated by illness, accident or some other cause. Depending on the specific language utilized in the document a power of attorney can allow your designated agent the power to:

  • Make financial decisions on your behalf
  • Distribute gifts of money
  • Make health care decisions, including withholding or stopping medical treatments & diagnostic procedures

The person to whom you give a power of attorney can be a family member, a trusted friend, or a professional, but he or she must be at least 18 years of age. Please contact us to learn more about powers of attorney or to schedule an appointment at our Toronto office.

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