Powers of Attorney Solicitors

Powers of Attorney Solicitors

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf, if you’re no longer able to or if you no longer want to make your own decisions.

Power of Attorney

If you are concerned about losing the ability to manage your finances, or who will make decisions about your welfare in later life, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney.

Having a Power of Attorney in place provides clarity, leaving you safe in the knowledge that someone you trust will help you make decisions, or keep your best interests at heart when making decisions for you if you lose the capacity to make your own decisions. For example, if you have an accident or develop an illness which affects your mental capacity.

Our solicitors draw on years of experience advising our clients in the preparation, supply and registration of a Power of Attorney.

Different types of Power of Attorney

There are different types of power of attorney and you can set up more than one.

Ordinary Power of Attorney

This deals with your financial affairs and is valid while you have mental capacity. It is suitable if you need cover for a temporary period (hospital stay or holiday) or if you find it hard to get out, or if you want someone to act for you.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

An LPA covers decisions about your financial affairs, or your health and care. It comes into effect if you lose mental capacity, or if you no longer want to make decisions for yourself. You would set up an LPA if you want to make sure you’re covered in the future.

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)

An EPA covers decisions about your property and financial affairs, and it comes into effect if you lose mental capacity, or if you want someone to act on your behalf.

LPA for Financial Decisions

An LPA for financial decisions can be used while you still have mental capacity, or you can state that you only want it to come into force if you lose capacity. An LPA for financial decisions can cover things such as:

  • buying and selling property
  • paying the mortgage
  • banking issues
  • paying utilities and other bills
LPA for Health & Care Decisions

These deal with health and care decisions and can only be used once you have lost mental capacity. An attorney can generally make decisions about things such as:

  • where you should live
  • your medical care
  • what you should eat
  • who you should have contact with

How can we guide you?

Our expert team has a wealth of experience in Powers of Attorney and will provide advice on what action to take to ensure your wishes are followed and your best interests are taken care of.

We will provide clear advice and support throughout every stage of the process.

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