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What is a Power of Attorney?

 

A Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to nominate someone (known as the attorney) who you trust to make decisions on your behalf when you are either no longer able, or lack the mental capacity to make such decisions yourself.

 

It can only be used when it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

Types of Lasting Power of Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Welfare

Power of Attorney Document

£160.00

Health and Welfare Power and Attorney forms completed for one individual donor.

Property & Affairs (Finance) 

Power of Attorney Document

£160.00

Property and Affairs Power and Attorney forms completed for one individual donor.

Both Power of Attorney

Documents

£300.00

Both Health and Welfare and Property and Affairs Power and Attorney forms completed for one individual donor.

Health and Welfare

This Lasting Power of Attorney gives an attorney the power to make decisions about things like:

  • your daily routine, for example washing, dressing, eating

  • medical care

  • moving into a care home

  • life-sustaining treatment

 

It can only be used when you’re unable to make your own decisions.

Property and Financial Affairs 

This Lasting Power of Attorney gives an attorney the power to make decisions about money and property for you, for example:

  • managing a bank or building society account

  • paying bills

  • collecting benefits or a pension

  • selling your home

 

It can be used as soon as it’s registered, with your permission.

Our Power of Attorney Service

To establish a Lasting Power of Attorney, you do not have to seek legal advice.  However, an LPA is a powerful document and you may want to seek advice from someone with experience of preparing them. An LPA has to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used and a fee of £82 is payable to the Court to register each document.

An individual can establish a Lasting Power of Attorney themselves via the Office of the Public Guardian or by obtaining a form from a legal stationer. You may also choose to seek assistance of a Solicitor or Will Writing firm.

As an alternative to this, Care Aware are able to offer a postal service under which all the documentation is prepared on the basis of the client’s instructions as set down in a questionnaire.  This is issued in order to determine the instructions required for the completion of the formal documentation.

Our Prices

Please note: the above prices exclude the registration fee levied by the Office of the Public Guardian, currently £82 per LPA document.

The Care Aware service does not constitute legal advice and whilst every care will be taken in the preparation of the documents, Care Aware do not accept any legal liability in relation to them.

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