Living Wills

Inquiries about “living wills” are frequent. “Living wills” have no status in New Brunswick. However same can be accomplished by making a healthcare directive in a power of attorney. So apart from providing the power to your spouse or children or trusted individual to make decisions with respect to your property while you are incapacitated, you can also grant that individual the power to make decisions with respect to your healthcare. Without a power of attorney your family may find it necessary to make a very expensive application to Court to have one or more of them...

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Why do you need a lawyer when you buy or sell a property?

Many people know that they need a Real Estate Lawyer when they buy or sell a home but are not sure what their lawyer does in the transaction. We hope to clarify this and help you make an informed decision when choosing a lawyer. Buying a Home When you buy a home the first step is usually to sign an Agreement of Purchase and Sale. This Agreement outlines each person’s rights and obligations and sets out what must happen before final closing. As such, it is generally a good idea to have the Agreement reviewed by a lawyer before you sign the Agreement. This will help prevent you from agreeing...

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