Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint one or more persons to make decisions for you or act on your behalf.

It could cover a temporary situation where you are in hospital and need someone to help with every day things, such as making sure bills are paid. Or you may need t make more long term plans, if for example you have been diagnosed with dementia.

There are various types of Powers of Attorney:

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare
  • Ordinary Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney

Paul Darnbrough Solicitors, we will work on your behalf in relation to your property and finances or your health and welfare at a time when you may no longer be capable of acting or making those decisions yourself.

Powers of Attorney are relevant to all people regardless of age and health. You can never predict the onset of illness you may find yourself temporarily incapacitated through ill health, you may be out of the country for prolonged periods on business or you may be housebound or in care and require assistance attending to your affairs.

Whatever your situation we can advise you on all aspects of Powers of Attorney, we can help you to arrange Powers of Attorney, deciding who would be a suitable person to act as your attorney, helping you and your Attorney to understand the practical implications of Powers of Attorney. We can deal with the registration of the Powers of Attorney and we can also give you and your Attorney guidance and assist with the administration of your affairs.