Power of Attorney FAQ
Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions that we receive. Most of your general questions about making a Power of Attorney customized for your province or territory are addressed here. Please read this section carefully before starting your Canadian Power of Attorney:
A Power of Attorney document allows you to give someone else the authority the authority over your financial affairs and property. It applies in situations where a Will would not apply. For example, if you are alive but are incapacitated or generally unable to deal with your financial affairs or property, this document appoints other individual(s) to act on your behalf. Without this document, your family or loved ones would need to go through a complicated and costly court process to deal with your financial affairs or property.
A Power of Attorney document is offered through FormalWill.ca at the low cost of $59. That’s it. No hidden fees or surprises.
In developing FormalWill.ca, the site and process was reviewed by Canadian lawyers so you can be rest assured that you are receiving quality documents. FormalWill.ca does not provide legal advice and as such, you should consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction in the event that you are unsure if a Power of Attorney from FormalWill.ca is adequate for your situation.
Upon completion of the document and payment, your document appears instantly on screen with a copy sent to you by email. You do not receive any documents via mail. If, for whatever reason, you do not receive your document via email, simply log back into your account at formalwill.ca, and you can print your document and instruction letter from there.
Our documents are customized to be valid in each province or territory. FormalWill.ca is a national Canadian company that specifically serves the needs of all Canadians.
You will receive signing instructions based on your specific province/territory of residence along with your completed document via email. Simply follow these easy to understand signing instructions.
No. Power of Attorney documents can be drafted using a do-it-yourself service such as FormalWill.ca. However, if you feel your situation is complicated, you may wish to seek the advice of a lawyer.
Yes. FormalWill.ca utilizes advanced security precautions to ensure that your transaction is safe and secure. Our payment processing is provided by Stripe, one of the world’s leading payment processors.
A Power of Attorney does not have to be filed with any local court office.
FormalWill.ca’s Power of Attorney document covers a wide range of items, including:
  • A clause revoking previous Power of Attorney documents
  • Specification of your city/town and province/territory of jurisdiction
  • Appointing an Attorney who will carry out the terms of your document
  • Appointing alternate Attorney(s)
  • Specification of detailed powers and duties for your Attorney(s)
  • Specification of liability of Attorney(s)
  • Specification of restrictions on the types of powers your Attorney(s) will exercise
Once you have completed and paid for your Canadian Power of Attorney document, you cannot make any changes. Please carefully review all of your answers before paying.