Do you know the answer? An Enduring Power of Attorney is: a) one that continues for more than 1 year; b) one that continues if you become mentally incompetent; or c) one that continues after you die. The answer is

 b) one that continues if you become mentally incompetent. 

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a special Power of Attorney document that says:

  • you are giving another person authority to act on your behalf during your lifetime; and
  • clearly says that the authority to act on your behalf continues even if you become mentally incompetent.

You must be mentally competent to make a Power of Attorney.

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Do you have something to say about powers of attorney? Nova Scotia's Law Reform Commission would like to hear from you about proposed changes to Nova Scotia's powers of attorney law!

Please take the time to let the Law Reform Commission know your thoughts and experiences by completing their Powers of Attorney Survey Booklet. The survey booklet is available online through the Commission's website at www.lawreform.ns.ca, or contact the Law Reform Commission at (902) 423-2633, or the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) at (902) 454-2198, to get a print copy of the survey booklet.

You'll find answers to common questions about powers of attorney on LISNS' website at legalinfo.org/seniors-law/power-of-attorney.html, or call LISNS' Legal Information Line at 1 800 665-9779 or 455-3135 to get free legal information.