Powers of Attorney
In the event of loss of mental capacity, people can need help and support in relation to their finances and health and welfare matters. Lasting Powers of Attorney help those needing care and help those who are caring for others.
A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney delegates powers in relation to finances including Property, investments, operating bank accounts, dealing with the Inland Revenue and sorting out State Benefits etc.
A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney deals with issues such as – what sort of care support is needed? Should it best be delivered at home or is residential or nursing care required? The appointed Attorney(s) can consent to or refuse medical treatment.
If you already have an Enduring Power of Attorney (the predecessor to Lasting Powers of Attorney) and it was created before October 2007, this document is still valid, but to be effective may need to be registered. The time to register an old style Enduring Power of Attorney is when the person concerned either has become or is becoming mentally incapable of managing their property and financial affairs.
We can advise you in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney, registering Enduring Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney. We will also liaise on your behalf with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Tyndallwoods' Team offers related services in Employment, Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Court of Protection and Deputyship, Care of the Elderly and Infirm, Probate and Estate Administration, Trusts and Trust Management, Will Disputes, Wills.