Powers of Attorney
In the future, due to illness, a degenerative condition or injuries caused by an accident, you may become unable to make decisions for yourself. These decisions may relate to your finances or your health. You can appoint someone to make these decisions on your behalf. This is done by using a Power of Attorney.
Powers of Attorney are legal documents that allow people to nominate someone they know, for example a member of their family, a close friend or loved one or a business associate, to act on their behalf. (Companies can also use a Power of Attorney in case a decision-maker in the company is no longer able to make decisions.)
A Power of Attorney is like an insurance policy. You hope you will never have to use it, but if you have one it will save your loved ones an awful lot of stress and it will make looking after you much, much easier.
Which Power of Attorney do you need?
There are three types of Powers of Attorney:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (generally for a person)
- General Powers of Attorney (generally for a business)
- Ordinary Powers of Attorney (generally for a person or business)
The Power of Attorney that will be suitable for you will depend on a number of factors. We can help you decide which one is best suited to you when we have discussed your needs with you.
Please click on one of the options below for more information about each type of Power of Attorney.
What is Power of Attorney
Many people don’t understand what a Power of Attorney is for or why they would need one, especially if they are in good health at the moment. However, having a Power of Attorney in place is vital to protect you and your family should the worst should happen and you become unable to make your own decisions.
We have provided our answers below to the questions we are most often asked about Powers of Attorney, including what happens if you don’t have one.
If you would like to talk to us about making a Power of Attorney, please call us on 0161 749 9000 or click here for a call back. We are more than happy to answer your questions and talk you through the process of making a Power of Attorney.
If you would like details of our fees for making Powers of Attorney, please click here