Referrals - Power of Attorney (POA), Wills

We provide information, advice, and representation in specific areas of law.  For areas where we cannot assist we will provide referrals to the appropriate agency.  We do not give advice on estate matters but will assist in preparation of basic wills or POAs in certain circumstances.  Call us to see if you qualify for our services. 

We offer the following referrals:

Power of Attorney 

 

Tip Sheets:
LEARN LAW Columns:

Estate Planning

Is having a continuing POA for property worth the risk?

POA Information Booklet

Who would you want making decisions when you no longer can?

Tip Sheet for Attorneys for Care

Tip Sheet for Attorneys for Property

 

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee - produces a Power of Attorney Kit that will help you appoint the person you want to make decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself. Visit their website for information on:

On the download page you can also view/download a 19-page document of questions and answers about powers of attorney and living wills.

 

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) - See their webpage on Powers of Attorney

 

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) - visit their site for pamphlets on continuing power of attorney for property and power of attorney for personal care

 

HALCO (HIV & Aids Clinic Ontario) - Powers of Attorney & Wills page for information and links

 

The Power of Attorney Project - lots of information from www.caregivingmatters.ca

 

 

Wills and Estates

 

Visit the Ministry of the Attorney General's "Frequently Asked Questions About Estates" page for information on how to file an application for letters probate (now called a certificate of appointment of estate trustee with a will) and other estate questions. 

 

Another source of information on wills and estates is the Ministry of Attorney General's Justice Ontario site (www.ontario.ca/justiceontario) or call their toll free number at 1-866-252-0104 for help in over 170 languages.

 

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) - visit their webpage on Wills for information

 

For advice and will/POA preparation:

  • Queen's Elder Law Clinic - They will prepare wills/POAs for eligible people (income tested) who are 50 years of age or older and live in Lennox & Addington County or Kingston. Call 613-533-2950 for more information.

  • The Legal Clinic - preparation of POAs for low-income residents of Northern Lennox & Addington County, Perth and Brockville.  Call 613-279-3252 or 1-800-597-4529 (from he 613 area code only) for details.

  • Northumberland Community Legal Clinic - POAS for low-income residents of Northumberland County

  • Law Society Referral Service - free 30 minute consultation - apply using online application form

 

For persons without a will or heirs are minors: 

 


 

Other Resources

 

View these tip sheets on how to save money by preparing ahead for meeting with your estate lawyer:

Law Society of Upper Canada - "Your Law" page on Wills and Estates

 

EstateDebate.com - series of articles on estate planning, roles of executors, powers of attorney, etc.

 

Webinars on Wills and Small Claims - from Your Legal Rights

 

YourLegalRights.on.ca - page on Wills and Estates - information and links

 

MyLegalBriefcase.com - Wills and POA FAQs

 


 

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