Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID) IN ONTARIO

*Trigger Warning* Power of Attorney for Personal Care A Power of Attorney for Personal Care is a legal document that appoints an ‘Attorney’ and gives that Attorney the power to make decisions on your behalf related to your personal care, including your health, medical treatment, housing, meals, hygiene, etc. Your Power of Attorney for Personal

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ANSWERS TO YOUR TOP 20 QUESTIONS ABOUT POWERS OF ATTORNEY – POAs EXPLAINED FOR NON-LAWYERS.

1.What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to make decisions on your behalf. 2. Are there different kinds of Power of Attorney? Yes. In Ontario there are three kinds of Power of Attorney: A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property (CPOA) covers

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ESTATE PLANNING – MAKE SURE YOU DEAL WITH YOUR LOYALTY REWARD POINTS, OR POTENTIALLY LOSE THEM

You likely have loyalty-based reward points of some kind, such as Air Miles or Aeroplan. You might be surprised that the reward points you accumulate may not be transferable by you to your beneficiaries. It depends on the contractual terms and conditions of your program, which you likely have never read or considered. You should

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YOUR USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS – DIGITAL ASSETS ARE IMPORTANT IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Your usernames and passwords for your online accounts should be an important part of your Estate plan. You should include them in your Will, or in a memorandum to your Trustee for your estate. You should keep these updated regularly. Currently the law in Ontario and Canada does not properly address digital assets on death.

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