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Powers of Attorney
If an accident or illness strikes, rendering you physically or mentally incompetent, your loved ones are not automatically allowed to deal with your finances or your care. Instead, they would have to apply to the Court of Protection for a costly special order. But this situation can be avoided with a Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a simple document that enables a person or persons, of your choosing, (known as your attorneys) to make decisions on your behalf. The document becomes effective only from the point where you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself due to incapacity, or, should you need assistance in dealing with your affairs.
There are two forms of Power of Attorney; one for your financial affairs and the other for your health and welfare. Both documents can be tailored to your specific requirements. In both you are able to specify restrictions or give guidance to those who will look after your affairs, as well as name replacement attorneys in the event that your first choice is no longer available for the role.Contact Us