Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection

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Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection

Powers of Attorney

This is a legal document which allows you to appoint persons of your choice; called Attorney’s to have the ability to manage your affairs for you, in the event that you lose the capacity to deal with matters yourself. Over recent years, especially with diagnosis of dementia on the increase; these have become more detailed and allow the donor (person making the Lasting Power of Attorney) to be very specific, flexible and control how they operate such as placing restrictions on the Attorneys.
They are priceless for those who want to prepare for a time when they may lose capacity. Your dignity and integrity can be retained, and it will save a LOT of money in Court of Protection costs to arrange matters, if you should lose capacity without the benefit of a Lasting Power of Attorney.
With personal experience of dealing with a family member with dementia, we couldn’t highlight their importance enough. Although at first glance, they seem very pricey; we can advise you on the different Lasting Powers of Attorney that are available and how they will work and operate for you and your loved ones.

Court of Protection

This is a process which involves the Court when a person loses the capacity to make their own decisions and cannot therefore make a Lasting Power of Attorney. This is for property and affairs and also personal welfare. The Court must appoint a Deputy.
The process consists of medical assessments and other relevant documentation and persons to be informed with the possibility of a hearing if objections are raised.
Again, with personal experience with a family member, we are equipped to know just what you are going through. We can take the stress out of a daunting and onerous process in which we can relieve the administrative responsibilities and advise you step by step.

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