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    We’ll work with you to understand what’s important to you, advising how you can best protect your family and assets.

    Power of attorney

    If you worry about who will manage your affairs or make decisions about your finances or welfare should you become unable to do this yourself, you may find peace of mind by entering into a Lasting Power of Attorney which is a formal document that allows an individual(s) to act on your behalf, be that in respect of your welfare or your finances.  

    Should you ever become unwell or unable to make important decisions, without powers of attorney in place, your loved ones could face a lengthy and expensive application to the Court of Protection to obtain the necessary authority to make decisions on your behalf.

    Types of power of attorney

    There are two types of LPAs:

    • Property and Financial Affairs

      The Property and Financial Affairs LPA allows your Attorney(s) to act in respect of your finances. This includes dealings with your banks, pensions, utility companies and if necessary your property. The Property and Affairs LPA can be used either when you need assistance from your Attorney(s) or if you should become mentally incapable of managing your affairs.
    • Health and Welfare

      The Health and Welfare LPA can only be used when you have become mentally incapable of making a decision. This allows your Attorney(s) to make decisions with regard to your care and wellbeing and in some circumstances to make decisions with regard to life-supporting treatment.

    Before the LPAs can be used they must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian and our advisors can take you through the process of both preparing and registering the document. 

    Why choose Porter Dodson?

    We offer a wealth of experience in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and their registration with the Office of the Public Guardian. Our power of attorney lawyers will review your circumstances to ensure that the Lasting Powers of Attorney prepared meet your requirements.

    Porter Dodson can also act as Attorneys for you if you do not have any suitable friends or relatives to rely on.


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