Power Of Attorney
Legal advice that puts the power in your hands.
Giving someone Lasting Power of Attorney for your affairs, or taking on Power of Attorney on someone else’s behalf is a serious undertaking. Whether it happens because of physical ill health or loss of mental acuity, it is essential you take professional advice in order to understand the implications of Power of Attorney.
There are two basic forms of Power of Attorney:
- Power of Attorney for when an individual is given specific powers for someone before that individual is incapacitated.
- Lasting Power of Attorney that occurs when someone becomes incapacitated.
Only a legal professional can go through options and implications of both. Clearly it is a sensitive issue as people who grant Power of Attorney in most cases do so because they believe their health is at risk. HLF Berry Solicitors handles all such cases with discretion and empathy.
In the event that the individual is unable to make decisions and no Power of Attorney has been granted, we can also guide you through the process of becoming a deputy whereby you can have Power Of Attorney granted through the Court of Protection – a special court that makes decisions in these cases.
For advice on any of these events, talk to the team at HLF Berry Solicitors at our Chorlton office on 0161 860 7123 or Failsworth on 0161 681 4005.