Powers of Attorney are a useful way to provide help to a person who has lost “legal capacity” to look after their own affairs and make decisions for themselves.
A Power of Attorney can be granted to say in anticipation of future incapacity who your Attorney should be and what he or she will be able to do. There is a common misconception that spouses can automatically deal with the other`s affairs but that is not the case. Granting a Power of Attorney is a bit like taking out an insurance policy. You may never need it but if you do the benefits to you and your family are significant. Granting a Power of Attorney keeps you in control – you choose the Attorneys you trust and the powers they are to have.
Our experienced solicitors can advise you on Powers of Attorney and guide you through the process.
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