Put simply, a Power of Attorney appoints a trusted person to make decisions for you in your lifetime. However, which type of Power of Attorney, and who to appoint, depends on your individual circumstances.
We will use our years of experience and expertise to prepare the Power of Attorney that best meets your needs. This will involve a detailed discussion of your circumstances and wishes, and a pragmatic appraisal of the best way of ensuring your wishes can be carried out if you are incapable of making decisions for yourself in future.
We strongly recommend that all clients prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney, to cover financial and medical decisions in future if you become mentally incapable. As part of this process, we are happy to discuss Care Home Fees Planning with you.
However, a General Power of Attorney may also be suitable, tailored to your particular needs for a limited period of time. For example, this could enable a property to be sold, or facilitate general management of your financial affairs if you are going to be out of the country or otherwise unavailable.
If appropriate for your circumstances, Monan Gozzett LLP can act as your Attorney. If so, we will discuss in-depth your wishes and feelings for various circumstances that may arise in future, so that we can best carry out our duties when you are no longer capable.
We are also more than happy to advise your chosen Attorney on their legal duties and guide them through the process of managing your affairs on an ongoing basis.
If you or your loved one is not capable of making a Power of Attorney then the solution is a Court of Protection Deputyship.