There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney. These documents enable you to appoint trusted family members or friends to deal with your financial affairs and or personal welfare at times when you are not able to do so, or do not wish to deal with yourself.
A Personal Welfare Attorney can make decisions on your behalf about where you live. They can also give or refuse consent for medical treatment. The Attorney can only act if you are incapable of making these decisions yourself.
A Property and Affairs Attorney can make decisions and act on your behalf paying bills, collecting benefits, dealing with investments or selling Property. The Attorney can begin to act as soon as the Power is registered if you so wish.
In both cases the Power of Attorney has to be registered to be effective (registration fee: £82 each*).
We provide you with comprehensive advice on the effect of Lasting Powers of Attorney and prepare the documents for you and the Attorneys to sign.
We offer this service for a fixed fee and will visit you at home to take instructions.
*correct at April 2018