Wills - Power of Attorney - Representation Agreement - Advance Directive - Advice
Your Will names the person you want to appoint as the Trustee of your estate after you die. This person will be responsible to make funeral arrangements and disburse your assets according to the instructions in your Will. If you have minor children, your Will appoints guardians to care for them.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document that appoints a person or people to assist in managing your legal and financial affairs. The authority granted can be as broad or restrictive as you direct in the document.
A Representation Agreement is an agreement between you and a person or people that you appoint to make health and personal care decisions on your behalf. You can state your intentions and beliefs in the document and your representative assists you in making decisions regarding your care.
An Advance Directive is a document that allows you to predetermine your health care wishes, including end-of-life decisions in the event of future incapacity.
Why do I need these documents?
Taken together all of the documents allow you to prepare for future decisions regarding your legal, financial, health and personal care, and estate plans. These documents can offer you peace of mind knowing that your family and friends have the ability to assist you with decisions should you require help. In all instances these documents cannot be made after an individual loses capacity, so planning now will prevent significant expense and frustration for your loved ones in the future.
How do I get started?
As members of the Society of Notaries Public of BC, we can draft these documents for you. Call us today at (250) 248-5775 to set up an appointment with one of the notaries and we will sit down and discuss your personal needs.