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Planning ahead provides peace of mind for all Notaries Public provide essential help for B.C. residents
here there is a will, there is a way – a legal will provides for peace of mind and saves
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“By contrast, if you have an Enduring Power of Attorney, your attorney retains the authority, even if you lose money your mental capacity,” said Jacek According to a B.C.-wide poll Januszewski, Nik’s partner at Morgan conducted in 2010 by Mustel Group for Crossing Notaries. The Society of Notaries Public Representation Agreement is of B.C., only 51 per cent of all a legal document appointing adults in this province have a someone you trust to act on current and legal will. your behalf in making health A properly drafted will creates or personal care decisions if certainty of your intentions you become unable of making for the distribution of assets those decisions or cannot and the guardianship of minor communicate your wishes. children. It designates the person Representation Agreement Act responsible for carrying out your came into force in 2011. wishes (executor). The Agreement finally replaces “Without a will there is a risk of the Living Will which was never Nik Eskin having grieving family members a legislated document in this turn into quarrelling ones – province. something that can be easily A Representation Agreement avoided by having a properly ensures that your important drafted will in place”, says Nik wishes and decisions are Eskin, a Notary Public and a adhered to in case of a medical partner at Morgan Crossing emergency. Notaries in South Surrey. According to Eskin, “a will, Having an Enduring Power of an Enduring Power of Attorney Attorney is equally important. An and a Representation Agreement ordinary power of attorney gives Jacek Januszewski are integral parts of prudent and another person the authority to Morgan Crossing responsible personal planning. act on your behalf in financial It is important for every adult Notaries matters. British Columbian to have all If you were to have an accident or an three documents in place.” illness leading to loss of your mental B.C. Notaries Public are trained to capacity, your attorney’s authority under continue this tradition of professionalism an ordinary power of attorney would be and trust in helping the public in automatically terminated. preparing these important documents. ADVERTISING FEATURE
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are respectful of other residents. Retirement residences typically have a sign-in/out book at the front for both guests and residents for a census in case of emergency. Of course, we can only speak from our personal Dear Wondering in White Rock: As to your first question: Yes, you are experiences from touring and living in retirement residences: you should ask free to come and go as you choose: the residence in question as to their retirement residences provide you specific census and guest policies to with a key to the main entrance so ensure that it will suit your lifestyle that you can enter at any time, day or night. As to your second question: or address any concerns you may have. We recommend that you ask the Just like in a house or apartment, it is you who decides when and for how marketing director about a vacation long your guests are welcome in your stay in a guest suite so you can try it out and see if the residence is a good home – there are no restrictions on hours, just an expectation that guests “fit” for you. – the Residents Dear Residents: When you live in a retirement residence, can you come and go as you please? Are there visiting hours for guests?– Wondering in White Rock
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Published on Feb 25, 2014