Powers of attorney

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At Talbots Law, our goal is to protect your interests. If you lose the capacity to make decisions on your affairs, we think your opinion still matters. That’s why creating a Power of Attorney is a smart move. Nobody knows what the future holds and what waits around the corner.

In the event of an accident or if your mental health deteriorates, who will be there to handle your finance, family or property matters? It’s up to you to choose.

Our Power of Attorney solicitors believe that it’s not about expecting the unexpected. It’s about planning for it. By creating a Power of Attorney, you give the authority to someone you trust completely to act on your behalf when you are incapable of doing so. We can’t tell you whether or not it will be of use in later life, and with any luck, it won’t be.

It’s the peace of mind gained from drafting this document that has left our clients satisfied, knowing their affairs are in safe hands should the worst happen.

Our Powers of Attorney Team

Why choose Talbots’ Power of Attorney solicitors?

Protecting your interests is what we’re here for. With vast experience, our Power of Attorney solicitors will guide you through the process and do all in our power to help you prepare for the future. At Talbots Law, we try to provide a safe environment in which you can speak your mind and feel at ease. With a sensitive approach, our solicitors will help you make this important decision and make it official.

What is a Power of Attorney document?

A Power of Attorney grants someone you trust with the authority to handle your affairs if, for whatever reason, you are incapable of doing so. It could come into effect immediately, or at a later date if things take a turn for the worst. You can appoint more than one person to act on your behalf, but you should also specify whether they should act independently or together. The person, or people you appoint must be over the age of 18 and put your best interests first at all times.

When it comes to creating your Power of Attorney documents, there are two types:

Lasting Power of Attorney

This legal document allows you to give authority to someone you trust to make decisions regarding your affairs on your behalf. When our solicitors draft one under your instruction, you will have the choice between:

  • A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for Property and Financial Affairs
    This LPA grants authority to your chosen representative to handle all property and financial matters; from selling your house to dealing with any payments you have to make.
  • A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for Health and Welfare
    This will allow the Attorney (the person you grant power to) to make decisions on matters such as your healthcare, where you live and how you are cared for.

General Power of Attorney

A General Power of Attorney can be revoked at any time. You might create one if you’ll be out of the country for a long period of time and need your spouse to handle a property transaction on your behalf, or deal with your financial affairs.

To read more about LPA please read our blog in aid of World Elder Abuse Day all about staying in control.

Setting up a Power of Attorney is a sensible precaution, regardless of your current situation. Give our solicitors a call on 0800 118 1500 to arrange an appointment today.

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