Powers of Attorney
We can assist you with preparation of a Power Of Attorney whether you wish authorise an Attorney to conduct a transaction on your behalf such as the sale or transfer of a property or whether you wish to appoint an Attorney in the event of you no longer having the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself. By making a Power of Attorney you can ensure that any actions to be taken on your behalf are taken by a person of your choice and based on your instructions.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are legal documents which would allow someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf regarding your health, care or finances at a time when you lack the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself.
There are two different forms of Lasting Power of Attorneys that can be made. One deals with your property and financial affairs. The other deals with your health and welfare issues. Lasting Powers of Attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before they become legally binding documents.
If a situation arises where you no longer have capacity and you have not made a Lasting Power of Attorney, it may be necessary to make an application to the Courts in order to take a decision on your behalf. This could potentially lead to a decision that you would not have wished to take and can involve substantial unnecessary costs being incurred.