Planning for the future is very important, although we often all leave things too late. We strongly recommend that everyone makes a power of attorney when they are able to, to ensure that their affairs can be dealt with quickly and easily in the event that they are not able to manage their affairs in the future.
Here are just some of the things we can advise you on:
- Property and Financial Affairs and Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney: We can prepare and register both forms of Lasting Powers of Attorney and advise you on the day to day use of such documents
- Enduring Power of Attorney: Although it isn't possible to make a new Enduring Power of Attorney, we can help you to register an existing document and advise you on their day to day use.
- Deputyship Orders: If someone becomes mentally incapable and there is no Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in place it is necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship order to allow someone to make financial decisions on their behalf. This can be a very lengthy and expensive procedure.
- Court of Protection Proceedings: We can assist with all aspects of a Court of Protection hearing.