Common Questions

What is the difference between Personal Planning and Estate Planning?
There are two key types of planning:
  • Personal planning – making arrangements for while you are alive but you may need assistance due to an illness, injury or disability (e.g. making a Representation Agreement, Enduring Power of Attorney and/or Advance Directive); and
  • Estate planning – making arrangements for after death (e.g. making a Will).
Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • Nidus In-Person or Phone Appointments, from the Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry, will help you determine which documents for personal planning fit your situation. Appointments are 20 minutes for a fee of $25, sliding scale for low-income.

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Last reviewed May 2017
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