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Power of Attorney

What Is A Power Of Attorney?

With an ever - increasingly ageing population, more and more people will reach a stage when their physical and mental health may begin to let them down.

No- one likes to think that this will happen to them, and if it does, they assume that their spouses or children will be able to "step into their shoes" and take over dealing with their property and financial affairs and their welfare. This is not necessarily the case, if they have not made Powers of Attorney. There are three types;

  • Ordinary Power of Attorney
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Attorney

This may mean that you have to look after their bank accounts, savings or investments. Maybe you will be buying or selling property on their behalf or dealing with their welfare benefits and making decisions about their personal care. The reason that someone would want to give you Power of attorney could be for a number of reasons. It maybe is that they are disabled or that they may be out of the country for a long period of time.  Or in the worst case scenario they are unable to make decisions for themselves because they have mental illness.

The way that you choose to manage someone?s affairs will differ and depend on the individual circumstances and whether they have mental capacity.

If you require someone to act for you for more than one or two issues or more complex issues you should think about making a Power of Attorney.

When someone makes a power of attorney, they appoint someone else to act on their behalf. The person making the power of attorney is called a donor and the person appointed to act on their behalf is called an attorney. The person making the Power of Attorney must be capable of making decisions for themselves. This is called mental capacity.

 

A power of attorney gives the attorney the legal authority to deal with third parties such as banks or the local council.

At Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors we have specialist expertise in the subject and would be able to carry out your instruction swiftly. You would need to contact us to discuss your needs and personal circumstances for us to assess your situation. We would then invite you to one of our offices to meet you and receive your instruction.  We can visit you in your home if you suffer from mobility problems.

Please look more closely at the three types of Power of Attorney there are from our navigation menu or contact us for more information.

What to do next?

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We will treat your enquiry as important and confidential and we will not pass your personal details to any third parties for marketing purposes. Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information on issues commonly encountered when dealing with immigration and other legal matters. Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors is not affiliated with any government (including the United Kingdom Government), We are a private Solicitors firm who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors provide legal advice and services and opinions or recommendations to its users about their possible legal rights, legal remedies, legal defenses, legal options or legal strategies. Legal fees do not include application or Government fees that may be charged by the United Kingdom Border Agency or by any other agency or part of the United Kingdom Government. 

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Disclaimer:

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information on issues commonly encountered when dealing with immigration and other legal matters. Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors is not affiliated with any government (including the United Kingdom Government), We are a private Solicitors firm who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Pro-Visas Immigration Solicitors provide legal advice and services and opinions or recommendations to its users about their possible legal rights, legal remedies, legal defenses, legal options or legal strategies. Legal fees do not include application or Government fees that may be charged by the United Kingdom Border Agency or by any other agency or part of the United Kingdom Government.