Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney are a great to have in place if you lose your mental capacity
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney. One is for your Property and Financial Affairs which means that your Attorney can make decisions about your estate on your behalf. The second type is for your Health and Welfare, this is where your Attorney can give or refuse your Attorney the right to make decisions relating to life sustaining treatment on your behalf or make decisions surrounding care you may need.
Don’t worry, you can enter a restriction in your Lasting Power of Attorney that your Attorneys are not to act for you unless you have lost your mental capacity and this has been certified by your doctor.
It is important that you choose carefully someone who you trust to be your Attorneys and they must be willing to act as your Attorney as it can be a daunting prospect. There is guidance as to how to act as an Attorney set out by the Court of Protection which your Attorneys can follow. We can act as your Professional Attorney if you so wish. We will ensure that you and your assets are looked after according to your wishes.
If you are considering drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney our specialist solicitors will ensure that the process is simple, quick and affordable. We work to fixed fees and will give you our expert advice along the way.