Power of Attorney
When people become too ill to manage their own affairs due to infirmity or illness, those who are looking after them often find that the authorities and banks refuse to deal with them without a Power of Attorney.
A Power of Attorney is a simple document authorising someone to act on your behalf. It can be widely drawn with no limitations or drawn extremely narrowly with a great deal of limitations placed upon it.
The important thing is to have one.
If you do not have a Power of Attorney and become unable to manage your own affairs, it can be very expensive to sort matters out. This is because those who are looking after you are likely to have to apply to the Court for an Order appointing a Receiver.
Contact us on 01785 712243 for an indication as to costs.
If you want to discuss various alternatives to a Power of Attorney, please make an appointment.
The Power of Attorney covers not just financial matters but also your own welfare and treatment you might receive if you become ill.
Created on Friday, February 1st, 2008 and was last updated on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012