Tuesday 16 February 2016

Power of Attorney Solicitor Hertford

If you are looking to prepare a power of attorney it is important to consult a specialist who can discuss all of the relevant options with you; give you accurate advice on the implications of each decision and guide you through the process from start to finish.

We are proud to have two solicitors who specialise in powers of attorney, both of whom are Dementia Friends and members of Solicitors for the Elderly

We offer fixed fees on all power of attorney packages so that you know exactly what you have to pay with no hidden extras. Our office is in Hertford and we have parking available, but if it is more convenient for you we also offer free home visits within a 20 mile radius. If needed we are happy to arrange to see you outside of office hours. 

There are different types of power of attorney:

  • General power of attorney - usually used as a short term measure, for example if you are going abroad for a long trip and need some matters dealt with whilst you are away.
  • Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (LPA) - this is a document that authorises your chosen attorneys to act for you even if you lose mental capacity. You can allow them to do anything with your money and property that you yourself can do, or you can restrict the way in which they can act for you. 
  • Health and welfare lasting power of attorney - this document also allows your attorneys to make decisions for you if you have lost mental capacity. It covers the care and treatment you receive, and you can also decide whether or not you wish them to be able to make decisions in relation to life sustaining treatment on your behalf. 
  • Enduring power of attorney (EPAs) - this was the document used until 2007 to give attorneys authority to act even after you had lost mental capacity. Since 2007 it has not been possible to create new EPAs, but valid documents created before that date are still valid. 
For more information or for details of costs please see our website http://www.gardenhousesolicitors.co.uk/powers-of-attorney-and-court-of-protection.html or call us on 01992 422128 to arrange an appointment. 

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Garden House Solicitors in Hertford

Tel: 01992 422 128

Email: info@gardenhousesolicitors.co.uk
The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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