The right power of attorney for you

Myth or fact?

I'm young. There's no reason for me to consider preparing a power of attorney.
  • Myth
  • Fact

A power of attorney is a legal document. With it, you can give someone you trust the power to look after your financial and legal affairs. This might include paying bills, depositing or withdrawing money from your bank account, investing your money, or selling your home. Learn about the different types of powers of attorney, and how they can be used.

What you should know

There are other options to plan for future incapacity

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2019
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Kevin Smith, Retired lawyer and consultant

Kevin Smith

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