Powers of Attorney are documents that enable you to appoint people to act on your behalf. They are very powerful documents and need to be prepared with care and thought.
We regularly deal with both the preparation and operation of Powers of Attorney. Whichever Power you need, let our team help guide you through the process.
These Powers are for short term needs, such as if you are going abroad and need someone to act on your behalf whilst you are away (for example, to sign a contract for the sale of a property on your behalf). They cease to have effect if you lose the capacity to manage your affairs.
If you lose the capacity to manage your own affairs no one has the authority to manage them for you. Not even your spouse or partner or close family members. In this scenario, an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy is often required (this can be a very lengthy and costly process).
Need more information? Check out the useful guides on this page.
Our specialist Court of Protection team provides help to Attorneys and families dealing with mental incapacity. Click here for more information about our Court of Protection service.
Is your Will up to date? We recommend preparing Wills to all our clients as an aid to lifetime planning as well as to ensure that what you want to happen to your assets on death happens. Find out more about our Will writing service.