We can assist with your Lasting Power of Attorney, if you are worried that you will be unable to take care of your finances or estate in the future.
How can we help?
The purpose of a Lasting Power of Attorney is to allow you to decide who you would want to deal with your financial and property affairs, or your Health and Welfare in the event that you are no longer able to do so. Should you ever become incapable of dealing with your own affairs and you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney, then someone who you might not have chosen yourself could end up dealing with them on your behalf.
We can take you through the process of choosing your Attorney, advising on how it can be used, drafting the Lasting Power of Attorney and registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian.
If however you have a relative or friend who needs assistance with their affairs, as they do not have the mental capacity to do so themselves, they already may lack the necessary capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. We can help and advise you on making an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputy Order. A Deputy’s role is similar to that of an Attorney, but they are appointed by the Court Order.
The Court of Protection and Office of Public Guardian work closely together to supervise and monitor Attorneys and Deputies. We can advise you in your dealings with them, and advise when you need their input.
Do contact one of our lawyers in the private client department who will be happy to assist with the preparation of your Lasting Power of Attorney, or to make an application to become a Deputy.