Personal Care Proxy and Powers of Attorney for Property

For Ontario Residents Only

Personal Care Proxy (Power of Attorney for Personal Care)

If you do not have a Personal Care Proxy (Power of Attorney for Personal Care) in place and you become mentally incapable of making healthcare or personal care decisions for yourself, the Health Care Consent Act allows Other Substitute Decision-makers to make some of these decisions on your behalf.

These decisions include:
If you do not have a Power of Attorney for Personal Care in place and you become mentally incapable of making a decision about a required medical treatment, your doctor must get consent from a third party. That person will be chosen from the following list. Your doctor must start with the first person on this list and continue down the list until he finds someone able, willing, and available to make the decision on your behalf. The person chosen to make the decision is called your Other Substitute Decision-maker.

Your Other Substitute Decision-maker will be one of the following:
Having a Proxy for Personal Care set up in advance of this need will save your doctor valuable time in an emergency and everyone involved much stress. If you do not want this list to determine who will be responsible for your personal care be sure to obtain and complete a Power of Attorney for Personal Care to name the person you prefer.

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For Ontario Residents Only


Encompassing Power of Attorney for Property

Although none of us likes to think about being incapacitated by illness or an accident, it does happen and it's best to be prepared just in case. When you appoint a person as Power of Attorney for Property, you trust that person to make financial decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so yourself for any reason. You can appoint your partner, your sibling, a parent, an adult child or a friend who is willing and able to act on your behalf.

Without this Power of Attorney for Property, no one can sign legal documents, financial papers or cheques on your behalf. This means bills can be left unpaid, and your dependents may go indefinitely without the benefit of your financial support. Your assets will be frozen. If you have people depending on you, there is nothing they can do except apply to the court for the power to act on your behalf, unless you've given someone Power of Attorney to take care of your financial affairs in advance.

The Law Firm of Fish & Associates is well known in the area of Wills and Powers of Attorney. Wills Lawyers Barry Fish and Les Kotzer have developed Power of Attorney Kits for both financial and medical use.

These Power of Attorney Kits are for Ontario Residents only and are available for purchase directly from the firm. They are written in plain language and are easy to understand. If you live in Ontario, you do not need a lawyer to appoint a Power of Attorney for Property.

Purchase your Power of Attorney Kits directly from Fish & Associates

For Ontario Residents Only



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