Planning Ahead

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Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act This booklet is for people who either: find themselves, or a loved one, in a state of diminished mental capacity and are interested in exploring joint decision-making options; or have a loved one who has lost capacity and must set up Guardianship and Trusteeship for that person. This... 2013-11-01 Open Document
Being a Guarantor Has someone you know asked you to be a Guarantor? Are you already a Guarantor and worried about what comes next, or what is already occurring? This booklet provides important information on being a Guarantor, and will help you understand everything that is involved in this role. 2011-06-16 Open Document
Being an Agent This booklet is for people who have been asked to be an Agent under someone’s Personal Directive. It explains what is involved in being an Agent. It is divided into two sections: a question and answer section that covers issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Being an Attorney This booklet is for people who have been asked to be an Attorney under someone’s Enduring Power of Attorney. It explains what is involved in being an Attorney. It is divided into two sections: a question and answer section touching on issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Being an Executor   This booklet explains what is involved in being an Executor. It is divided into two sections: • a question and answer section that looks at issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and examples; and • a checklist section that helps guide you when the testator—... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Dating and New Relationships You are never too old to fall in love! However, if you are widowed or divorced and seeking new companionship, you may find yourself with many questions. The world of dating is diff erent than it used to be. Also, unlike when you were younger and fi rst starting out, you may now have family members... 2011-10-20 Open Document
Life Leases   When you enter into a life lease agreement, you buy the exclusive right to occupy a unit in a particular development for life, or a fixed term (for example, 50 years), or until you are no longer capable of living independently in the unit. This type of lease agreement is a legal agreement... 2013-09-01 Open Document
Making a Personal Directive This booklet is for people who are wondering if they should write a Personal Directive. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Personal Directive and how a Personal Directive can help you to look after your future personal (... 2012-01-31 Open Document
Making a Power of Attorney By preparing a Power of Attorney now, you can ensure that your property is managed by someone who knows you and what you want, someone you trust to act in your best interests, when you are unable to make decisions for yourself. This booklet explains what is involved in making a... 2012-01-02 Open Document
Making a Will This booklet is for people who are wondering if they should write a Will. It explains what is involved in making a Will. The purpose of writing a Will is to pass on your belongings to your loved ones according to your wishes and with as few problems as possible. If you die without a Will, it’s... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Planning Your Own Funeral Although many people do not think about funerals until they are faced with the death of a loved one, it is possible to pre-arrange one’s own funeral. For some, this is simply an automatic part of planning for the future,similar to taking out life insurance or writing a Will. For others, this pre-... 2013-11-30 Open Document
Reverse Mortgages   A reverse mortgage (also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM) is a loan that is designed for homeowners 60 years of age and older (the age qualification applies to both spouses). While this type of loan has been available in the United States for some time, it is relatively... 2011-02-01 Open Document