Lasting Powers of Attorney

If we live long enough, we are all likely to reach the stage where the management of our day to day lives and finances becomes a struggle, an unwelcome anxiety or an impossibility.

Lasting Powers of Attorney are designed to enlist the help of a relative, trusted friend or professional advisor to help look after a person in those circumstances.

We set up many of these documents for clients in their fifties, sixties and seventies as “an insurance” against incapacity and mental frailty. Without such Powers in place the legal management of someone’s affairs can require an expensive and cumbersome application to the Court of Protection.

If you are concerned about managing your affairs in the future or you have a relative or friend who is beginning to worry about managing their finances and lives, we are ready to provide a tried and trusted answer.

There are two types of Power. One covers financial arrangements so that the Attorney can run bank accounts and deal with investments and property. The other covers “health and welfare” and can often be necessary in order to make decisions about medical treatment or nursing home choices.

As a general guide, we would normally charge £550 for setting up the first Power and an additional £150 for the second. Where a married couple might require a total of four documents, the charge would be £850. In each case VAT must be added and there is a Court fee of £82 to register each Power.

 

To book a no-obligation, confidential, free initial consultation, or find out more information about how we can help you please

telephone us on phone-grey 01273 205 805

email us envelope-grey advice@brightonandhovelaw.co.uk

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