Q: My mother and father are frail and I am worried about who is looking after their affairs.
A: Traditionally, you could ask someone to act on your behalf in the event of you becoming incapaciatated through illness or age related conditions by use of a simple Enduring Power of Attorney.
In recent years the law has changed and if you wish someone to look after your affairs they will require a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
This enables someone on your behalf to deal with your day to day affairs. It can be registered with the Court of Protection should you become totally incapacitated.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Currently we charge from £550.00 plus VAT and Court Registration Fees for an individual LPA.
Whilst for a joint LPA we charge from £950.00 plus VAT and Court Registration Fees.
This will require a home visit in most circumstances to comply with the requirements of the Court of Protection.
Q: Are there any other types of Power of Attorney?
A: In the vast majority of cases a LPA is the only available remedy. However, in some circumstances such as if you are working abroad and wish someone to sign papers on your behalf, then a simple Power of Attorney granting a friend, relative or Solicitor to sign documents on your behalf is available.