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Can I change power of attorney on my will myself or do I…

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Can I change power of attorney on my will myself or do I have to see a lawyer?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?

Ontario canada

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

There is no law that says you must retain a lawyer to do either change but the fact is that changing a Will is a bit complex. You don't change it physically rather you do a codicil. And if you don't do it right the consequences could be very serious.

In terms of your POA you would renounce the first and do a second in most cases.

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