As part of your estate planning you may also wish to consider having the following documents prepared:

Power of Attorney: This document allows you to appoint someone to look after your financial affairs for you during your lifetime. It permits your appointed representative or attorney to deal with real estate, bank accounts, investments etc. You retain the right to deal with your own affairs as well as your representative/attorney.

Personal Directive: You have the right to refuse hospitalization and medical treatment. This presumes that you are competent to make this decision. If you are not competent, but have executed a Personal Directive, your selected attorney or guardian may give or withhold consent for medical treatment for you under the Medical Consent Act.

The information contained in this brochure is intended for general information only. For advice specific to your needs and circumstances, you should consult a lawyer.