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 named as your committee to look after your real and personal property and your healthcare.

Proper legal estate planning is inexpensive and almost always saves you and your estate considerable future expenses.