Enduring power of attorney

Roe Solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and will be in a position to guide you through the process in a sensitive manner allowing you a deep understanding of the process.

We will assist both the Donor (i.e. you) and the Attorney (the person you are appointing) in completing the paperwork, as well as educating you on the legal ramifications of such an undertaking. 

So many families find themselves in incredibly difficult circumstances attempting to gain control of financial affairs when their loved ones are struck down with a debilitating illness, such as a form of dementia or a stroke. That is why we advise a Lasting Power of Attorney as a course of action.

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document where you give another person (known as your Attorney) the power to make decisions and sign legal documents on your behalf.  It can be limited to signing one document or it can cover all of your property. You can cancel this power at any time.

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that only takes effect when you lose capacity.  It must be registered with the High Court by your Attorney.  Only then does the Attorney have the power to make decisions and sign legal documents on your behalf. Until then, it has no effect and you can cancel the Enduring Power of Attorney.  

Everyone is presumed to have capacity until proven otherwise.  Capacity is affected by illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, and sometimes by a serious injury to the brain.

A person should think about making an Enduring Power of Attorney if they are worried about losing capacity or if they are suffering from an illness that could affect their capacity in the future.

Choosing your attorney

You are free to chose your Attorney.  You may choose a spouse, partner, friend, family member, colleague or other person. You may choose more than one person to act as your Attorney.

An Enduring Power of Attorney must be completed according to strict legal guidelines. It must be signed by you, then by your Attorney or Attorneys.  Your doctor and solicitor must also sign a declaration to say that you have capacity to make an Enduring Power of Attorney.

why choose roe solicitors?

We have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and we will advise you on the Power of Attorney and guide you carefully through the whole process from start to finish.. We provide a bespoke high quality professional service and we take the time to listen to our clients. We are upfront on costs and expenses and we will, at all times, be open and honest in progressing your matter. 

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