Powers of Attorney
Powers of Attorney allow you to decide in advance who will look after your affairs if you become unable to do so yourself. All adults, and especially those approaching retirement age, ought to seriously consider making an appropriate Power of Attorney.
We will guide you through making a Power of Attorney and in doing so:-
- Consider fully your unique financial and family circumstances
- Offer practical solutions to ensure that your wishes are met
- Put you at ease by being friendly and approachable
Among other things, the benefits of having a suitable Power of Attorney are as follows:-
- You decide who you would want to look after your affairs should the need arise in the future.
- You make life considerably easier for your family or others managing your affairs.
- You ensure that the costs of managing your affairs are kept to a minimum.
What happens if there is no Property & Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney?
If you do not have a suitable Power of Attorney and you become mentally incapable of managing your affairs, a relative, friend or professional is likely to have to make an application to the Court of Protection to handle your affairs which will involve complications, delays and significant costs all of which are likely to be on an ongoing basis.
How we can help you
We specialise in the preparation of and advice surrounding the making of all types of Powers of Attorney, as well as advising attorneys on how to operate and where necessary register these documents should their use become necessary. We have particular expertise in respect of:-
- Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Powers of Attorney for a specific and limited purpose
- Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directives and Living Wills
Don’t leave it until it is too late!
You can only make a Power of Attorney if you are mentally capable of doing so. Act now and choose who you would want to help you should such circumstances arise in the future and avoid the likely complications, delays and costs associated with not having made appropriate provisions.
Please contact us for further details of how we can help you.