Powers of Attorney
When creating a Power of Attorney, it is essential that whoever is signing the document is capable of understanding its nature and effect.
There are three types of Powers of Attorney that allow someone to make decisions on another’s behalf. Whichever is applicable to your needs and circumstances, Tollers’ Wills, Trusts, Tax and Estate Planning team will guide you through the process and support you in drafting the legal document.
General Power of Attorney
This is used only for financial affairs and valid only while a person has mental capacity to understand its nature and effect.
Lasting Power of Attorney for finance and property
This is used for financial affairs, and only when it has been registered with The Office of Public Guardian. It can remain in effect if the person it relates to loses mental capacity at a later date.
Lasting Powers of Attorney for health and welfare
This is used for decisions relating to your health and welfare, such as life-sustaining treatment, medical decisions, medication, where you live, and social care. It can be used only when it has been registered with The Office of Public Guardian and you are deemed incapable of making the decisions yourself.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
You can revoke the power of the document at any time, and for any reason, if you’re unhappy with it.
Tollers experts can guide you through the registration process for Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney documents.