Our Elderly Client Services teams have a great deal of experience in areas including Powers of Attorney and Deputyship.
Making a Power of Attorney has now become so complicated and expensive that many people do not bother. But there are sometimes other simple, cost effective solutions that we can recommend. And, if you do need to get a family member to take over the affairs of a loved one who no longer has the capacity to understand their affairs, we will guide you through this complicated and often stressful procedure. Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place can save a lot of heartache and considerable financial expense in the long run.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document by which you appoint someone else to deal with your affairs for you. You can continue to make decisions for yourself for as long as you are able, and your attorney could deal with your affairs for you whenever you wished. Your attorney would take over altogether if and when this became necessary.
You can have a Lasting Power of Attorney to cover your property and financial affairs and you can have a separate Lasting Power of Attorney to cover health and welfare decisions.
When someone’s mental health has deteriorated to the point that they are unable to make a Power of Attorney, a family member can apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a deputy for that person. This is a long, complicated procedure with a lot of administrative hurdles. Our experienced team can guide you through the process so that it becomes less daunting at what is already an incredibly stressful time.
If you would like to discuss any of these areas, contact our experienecd teams in Grimsby 01472 240 251, Louth 01507 600 610 or Scunthorpe 01724 847 888.