Lasting Powers of Attorney
By establishing and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney you can be rest assured that your partner, spouse or loved ones can take full control of your care and financial matters if or when you are unable to manage on your own.
In October 2007, Lasting Powers of Attorney substituted what were formerly known as Enduring Powers of Attorney. Lasting Powers of Attorney were introduced, in two parts: Property & Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare. These documents allow the donor (the person responsible for doing the appointing) to authorise their appointed attorney authority to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to manage affairs or make decisions for themselves.
We believe that a Last Power of Attorney is of benefit because:
Without one, if you were to lack mental capacity in making decisions, there is a high possibility that your decisions could be made for you by an authoritative or medical professional or other person who you would not wish to act for you.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is an important document used to outline your wishes and instructions. Without it, your family may be faced with lengthy and costly Court proceedings to manage your financial or health affairs.
Although a sensitive topic, we always have our client’s best interests at heart and believe strongly in protecting your future. Therefore we recommend everyone has a Lasting Power of Attorney drawn up.
We help with the tedious task of completing the initial paperwork making it as easy as possible and offering guidance and support at every stage.
If you are unable to visit our office, we offer flexible home and hospital visits by appointment and we will be as accommodating as possible.
Dale-Lace & Co prides itself in training those that work in its Private Client department to a very high standard, offering experienced and confidential legal advice in a comprehensible form. Our professional staff make a sensitive topic, easy and approachable.
Please contact us on 01494 675269 for more information.