We understand that it can be difficult to think about a time when you may not be able to manage your financial affairs or make decisions about your own health and welfare. However, by having a Lasting Power of Attorney, you will be able to make decisions about your future now. This will make matters easier for your friends and family to deal with, at a time which is already likely to be difficult for them. Our Solicitors will be able to guide you through your choices, working out the best option for you.
A Lasting Power of Attorney gives another person or persons authority to look after your financial affairs or health and welfare. It allows people you trust (‘’attorneys’’) to make decisions on your behalf if you lack mental capacity, for example due to an accident or illness. It is important that you obtain specialist legal advice when preparing a lasting power of Attorney and Hepburn Delaney can provide that advice for you. Our skilled team will ensure that the document is prepared and executed correctly, to make sure that it can be relied on when needed.
We can help you with these matters and more:
Lasting Powers of Attorney – We can draw up and register your Lasting Power of Attorney, including advice about what matters you may wish to include. We can help you with a Financial Power of Attorney, a Health and Welfare Power of Attorney, or both. We will ensure that the document is accurately prepared and registered giving you peace of mind that your affairs will be dealt with according to your wishes.
Enforcing Lasting powers of Attorney – Have you been appointed as an Attorney? Do you need some help with the document, or advice about conducting a person’s affairs in accordance with an existing document? If so, we can help you.
Deputyship Orders – If somebody close to you loses mental capacity and they do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney, you may wish to apply for a Deputyship Order so that you or another family member or friend can manage the affairs of that person, on their behalf. We can help you with this. We can offer advice and support throughout the process.
Enduring Powers of Attorney – These documents have now been replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney, but existing documents are still valid. We can help you if you would like to update your Enduring Power of Attorney to a Lasting Power of Attorney, which you may wish to do, as the Lasting Power of Attorney can also deal with health and welfare matters in addition to financial ones. Or we can help you if you require advice or assistance when managing someone’s affairs in accordance with an Enduring Power of Attorney.
Hepburn Delaney are happy to help you with any of these matters, please call us today on 01442 218090 to discuss your requirements.