Free Legal Advice On Lasting Power Of Attorney
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') appoint people (known as 'attorneys') to make decisions on your behalf. Power of Attorney can relate to your Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare.
Do I Need To See A Solicitor For My Lasting Power Of Attorney?
Yes, as this is such an important legal document you should see a solicitor to discuss your Power of Attorney. This is because it is crucial for us to understand what your wishes are. To achieve this it is always better to have a face to face meeting. This can be at your residence or at our offices.
Appointing Attorneys Jointly Or Jointly And Severally?
We need to see you to go over many important issues such as who you would like to appoint as your Attorney. If there are to be joint Attorneys you will need to think about whether you wish to appoint them jointly so that they would both have to sign all documents and make decisions together or jointly and severally so that either of them could do this.
Appointing A Replacement Attorney
You can appoint a replacement Attorney to act in case in the future your Attorney is no longer able to act on your behalf.
What Control Can I Exercise Over My Attorney?
You will also need to decide if you wish to impose any restrictions and conditions on your Attorneys or if you wish to give them any guidance about matters and if they can charge for their services.
Who Can Act As My Power Of Attorney Certificate Provider?
Your Doctor or other professional person or someone who has known you for at least the last 2 years can act as your Certificate Provider. The Lasting Power of Attorney will then have to be signed by your Certificate Provider who confirms that he or she believes that you understand the purpose of the Lasting Power of Attorney and that no fraud or under pressure has been used to persuade you to sign the form and that there is nothing else which would prevent the Lasting Power of Attorney being created.
How Long Will The Process Take?
Once the Lasting Power of Attorney has been signed by yourself, the Certificate Provider, and the Attorneys we will then make the application for registration for the Lasting Powers of Attorney. The registration process will take at least 2 months.
Your Solicitors will be able to deal with all these formalities on your behalf and progress matters as quickly as possible.
We would like to thank Louise for taking the time to visit us at home as we could not have travelled to Liverpool city centre.
The Evans Family - Merseyside
Louise Nelson is a solicitor with over 25 years experience in Power of Attorney matters. She will be happy to offer you a free telephone or face to face consultation.
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