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By writing a power of attorney, you can give another person authority to act on your behalf in case you are sick or become unable to make decisions about your property and financial affairs.

Note: Changes to Nova Scotia's Powers of Attorney Act came into effect on July 6 2022.  Those changes are not yet included in the legal information on this page.  The content on this page is currently being updated to reflect the changes to the law.

Last reviewed: September 2021

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