Powers of attorney
There are various types of Power of Attorney that can be considered, depending on your circumstances. It is important to speak to a professional to make sure you apply for the correct one and for the right reasons.
The purpose of a Power of Attorney is to allow you to appoint a family member, close friend or professional to act on your behalf as your Attorney if you lose mental capacity, due to accident or illness.
A Power of Attorney has to be signed while you are of sound mind. It only comes into effect when a doctor officially declares your state of mind as incapacitated to the extent that you are unable to make everyday decisions. There are exceptions to this and full details and costs will be provided in advance.