A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to give someone you trust the ability to make decisions on your behalf. Many people put off making a Lasting Power of Attorney because they think they are only relevant for older clients. However, none of us know when an accident or illness might occur that could leave us incapable, either mentally or physically, of managing our own affairs. No one has the legal right to look after your financial matters, or make decisions about your health and welfare, unless you have appointed them as your attorney.
We can advise you fully with regards to the process of making a Lasting Power of Attorney, when it needs to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian and ensure that you understand the power that you are giving to your attorney.
We understand all families and circumstances are different and here at FBC Manby Bowdler we take the time to learn about your family relationships and can advise you as to who you should and should not consider appointing as an attorney. Your closest relative or friend may not necessarily be the best person to make decisions regarding your financial matters or welfare issues.
We also advise many of our commercial clients on making a Lasting Power of Attorney for business which is an important document that will ensure in the event of an accident or sudden illness your business is protected and continues to operate successfully.
If you or a family member loses the capacity to make decisions and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, it will be necessary for an order appointing a Deputy to be made by the Court of Protection. FBC Manby Bowdler has a specialist Court of Protection Team at FBC Manby Bowdler, able to advise clients on all aspects of Deputyship applications and Court of Protection services.
If you have an enquiry in relation to making a Power of Attorney or simply want to speak to a member of our friendly Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.