Wills Probate and Tax Planning

Lasting Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

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A Lasting Power of Attorney is an extremely powerful document that gives a person or people legal authorisation to act on someone else’s behalf.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  1. Property and Financial Affairs – this allows you to appoint a person or people of your choice to deal with your bank accounts, investments and property in the event that you become either unable or unwilling to deal with them yourself.
  2. Personal Welfare – this allows you to choose who will deal with your day to day health and care decisions on your behalf when you can no longer do so.

We would be happy to meet with you either in the office or at your home to take your instructions and discuss Lasting Powers of Attorney. This is included in our fixed fee.

When an individual is unable to make decisions for themselves and they have not made a Lasting Power of Attorney, the process is called Deputyship.

A formal application is then made to the Court of Protection for a person or people to be appointed as the Deputy, which means they are responsible for making financial decisions for the individual who can no longer deal with their financial affairs because of issues of mental health and capacity.

We guide clients through this process to ensure the Deputyship Order is obtained as quickly as possible. We appreciate that time is of the essence as the individual may not have access to their bank accounts.

We also offer a fixed fee for this service, which includes our initial meeting, our preparation of forms and advice throughout the process.

Contact us now to find out how we can help.