Every eligible individual in Ontario should have an accurate, up-to-date Will and Powers of Attorney drafted by their lawyer. While some individuals choose to prepare Wills through standard Will-kits, this method is not always the most accurate or appropriate to meet your individual needs.
In the event of death or serious injury, you should properly dictate how your assets are to be distributed and who will be responsible for making crucial personal health and property decisions on your behalf.
Where an individual passes away intestate (i.e. without a Will), your assets will be distributed according to a pre-set government formula regardless of your personal wishes. This means that your assets could be distributed to certain unfavourable individuals or based on a percentage to certain undesired family members. Unfortunately, this happens far too often in Ontario.
Likewise, where no Powers of Attorney are present and you become seriously injured or mentally incapacitated, you will not be able to decide who makes your personal health and property decisions on your behalf. This means that an individual who you may not trust, or who you feel does not understand your true intentions, could have life-ending decision-making power over your life or they may lawfully dispose of your property against your true wishes.
DNG Law can draft your Will according to your personal wishes and in a manner that will be most cost-effective in the long-term. We can also draft your Powers of Attorney to ensure that you have control over who makes any decisions relating to your personal health and property at the most important times.
By preparing an accurate and appropriate Will and Powers of Attorney on your behalf, we are committed to distributing your estate according to your true wishes and entrusting power in the hands of those you love and trust.
If you are interested in making a Will and Powers of attorney, please contact us at 613-523-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE no-obligation consultation.