We all like to be in control. However, nobody knows what the future holds. Old age, accident, physical or mental illness may make it difficult or even impossible to look after yourself or your financial affairs. By putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney you can choose who you would like to make decisions on your behalf. Your circumstances and relationships are unique. We therefore recommend that you take time to talk to one of our solicitors who will listen to you, get to know you and understand your particular circumstances. We can then offer you comprehensive legal advice helping you to choose the most suitable attorneys and to decide what your attorneys will be responsible for.
Below are the answers to questions we are frequently asked concerning Lasting Powers of Attorney. If you have a question not included here, or you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our solicitors offer initial advice free of charge and without obligation. You can call us on 01642 252 828 or you can leave us a message and we will get back to you.
- What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- Who can I appoint as Attorney?
- How many Attorneys can I have?
- Can Attorneys act as soon as everything is signed?
- What happens when someone does not have the mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
You can find a brief description of some of the legal terms you may encounter in matters relating to Powers of Attorney in our glossary of legal terms.