By writing a power of attorney, you can give another adult authority to take care of your finances and property matters for you.

This page gives legal information about Nova Scotia's Powers of Attorney Act, including changes to that law that came into effect on July 5 2022.  It explains the law in a general way. It is not legal advice.

WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

MAKING A POWER OF ATTORNEY

CHOOSING YOUR ATTORNEY

YOUR ATTORNEY'S ROLE

MONITORS AND OTHER WAYS TO PREVENT OR STOP MISUSE OF POWER OF ATTORNEY

CHANGING OR ENDING A POWER OF ATTORNEY

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Last reviewed: November 2022