Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a formal legal document that allows you ("the Donor") to appoint someone to act on your behalf ("an Attorney") to make decisions for you. Those decisions may be in respect of your property and financial affairs or your health and welfare.
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.
We offer a first class service in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. (both finance and welfare)
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the legal document that allows you to choose the people you want to make decisions on your behalf should you ever be unable to do so. Putting an LPA in place now can provide peace of mind and protection for you and your family in the future. Two different types of LPA is:
- (a) property and financial affairs LPA and
- (b) a health and welfare LPA
Enduring Powers of Attorney
An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a power where the donor appoints one or more attorneys to manage their finances.
Court of Protection Applications
Only the Court of Protection can authorise decisions as important as making a Will or a major lifetime gift on behalf of someone who lacks capacity.
How we at A H Page Solicitors can help...
- guiding you and your family through the process and advising on the implications
- making the application in the appropriate form on your behalf
- advising those served with notices of an application or joined as a party to an application
- applying for the removal of trustees eg where there is a lack of capacity
- applying for a declaration of the court on specific issues regarding an incapable adult
- advising on objections to registration of an enduring power of attorney or lasting power of attorney
- dealing with banks or building societies
- dealing with the sale of any property
Our expertise covers all types of applications, complex and straightforward, contentious and non-contentious. At A H Page Solicitors we recommend a face-to-face meeting with one of our specialist solicitors. We can offer you comprehensive legal advice helping you to choose the most suitable attorneys and to decide what your attorneys will be responsible for.