Today’s post comes from Estate Law Canada, a well-known estate law blog.
The article talks about the importance of having a power of attorney in place. If you are elderly and lose capacity without first having a signed power of attorney in place, then your family will not be able to make decisions for you, until they go to the expense of obtaining a guardianship order. It is better to ensure you have a power of attorney in place at all times.
The article by Estate Law Canada can be viewed here.