Power of Attorney

EXPERIENCED POWER OF ATTORNEY LAWYERS SERVING OAKVILLE, MILTON AND GEORGETOWN

A power of attorney for property and a power of attorney for personal care are documents that everyone should have, regardless of his or her age or life situation. At Sweatman Law Firm, we create powers of attorney that are tailored to your particular situation that also reflect your values. As with wills and other legal instruments, our law firm does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We will listen closely to you as you discuss your attitudes toward end-of-life issues so that, together, we may ensure that your intentions and wishes are documented properly.

Offering Customized Solutions in Halton Region

The estate planning lawyers at our law firm provide a variety of services, including:

  • Advice concerning powers of attorney
  • Drafting, implementation and interpretation of powers of attorney for property
  • Drafting, implementation and interpretation of powers of attorney for personal care
  • Special powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Advice for persons acting under powers of attorney as to their duties and obligations
  • Advice designed to avoid litigation over powers of attorney

Why Create a Power of Attorney?

One of our experienced power of attorney lawyers can explain in detail the benefits of these legal documents, including the following:

Power of attorney for property — Without a power of attorney for property, you do not have someone in place who can make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime, if you are unable to do so. Let’s say you are in the process of selling your house, but you are going to be out of town for an extended amount of time. A power of attorney can designate someone who can accept an offer on your behalf. If a loved one is incapacitated, a power of attorney can enable another party to make financial decisions without the need to create a guardianship.

Power of attorney for personal care — This document appoints someone to make personal care decisions on behalf of an incapacitated person concerning such issues as consent to treatment, nutrition, shelter and clothing.

Occasionally, disputes can arise over the validity of a power of attorney or over the administration by an attorney of an incapable person’s estate. Sweatman Law Firm has extensive experience in these types of estate litigation matters, and we can represent you.

Contact Our Estate Planning Lawyers At Our Oakville, Milton or Georgetown Office

To learn more about powers of attorney and how we can help you, contact Sweatman Law Firm online. Our estate planning lawyers are committed to representing clients in Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, and throughout Halton Region.