Choosing Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney are best prepared with legal advice. A lawyer can provide peace of mind that your estate documents will survive legal scrutiny and will give full effect to your wishes, both after your passing and for your end-of-life care.

At Goluboff & Mazzei, our experienced lawyers for wills and powers of attorney in West Vancouver can help you to understand and execute your legal options

Benefits Of Choosing A Power Of Attorney

In British Columbia, a power of attorney can provide for a person or persons to handle financial and legal decisions. He or she can have broad powers or very limited authority. An attorney's power ends once you are no longer mentally capable, unless you have signed an enduring power of attorney.

A power of attorney does not allow for medical or health care decisions on your behalf. An individual appointed under a representation agreement, however, can make legal, financial, personal and medical care decisions, depending on the scope of the agreement. Your intentions for your medical care can also be outlined in yet another document, an advance directive, which is provided to your care providers.

Providing Peace Of Mind For The Future

Appointing people to these roles, while you are still of sound mind, prevents financial and emotional strain on family members. If no attorney is named, and you become mentally incapable, a person will have to complete and file a committee application in the Supreme Court to appoint a person(s) to act on your behalf. This process costs several thousand dollars, and your family members may not agree on who should act in this role.

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At Goluboff & Mazzei, our experienced lawyers for wills and powers of attorney in West Vancouver can help you to understand and execute your legal options. Clients in the North Shore, Squamish or Whistler are welcome to call us at 604-925-6900 or 800-815-5894 toll free or send us an email.