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At Moeen & Co. Solicitors, our team of Power of Attorney solicitors in Hayes, London provides full legal services to make, register or end a Power of Attorney. We can help you legally appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf if you're unable to.

Engaging a power of attorney solicitor can provide peace of mind, ensuring that your legal affairs are in order and that your wishes will be carried out if you are unable to make decisions yourself. It's important to choose a solicitor with experience in this area of law and who can provide the personalised attention your situation requires.

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Table of Contents

  1. What is a Power of Attorney?
  2. What are the types of Power of Attorney?
  3. How can our power of attorney solicitors help you?
  4. How much does a solicitor charge for Power of Attorney?
  5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows an individual (the "donor") to appoint someone they trust (the "attorney") to make decisions on their behalf. The person appointed as the attorney can manage the donor's financial affairs, make healthcare decisions, or handle other specified matters, depending on the type of Power of Attorney in place.

What are the types of Power of Attorney?

The ordinary power of attorney, lasting power of attorney (LPA), and enduring power of attorney (EPA) are the three most common types of commercial property lease.

  1. General Power of Attorney
  2. Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
  3. Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)

General Power of Attorney

General power of attorney gives the attorney the authority to manage the donor's financial affairs for a specific period or specific tasks. It is often used when the donor is physically incapable of handling their affairs temporarily, such as during an illness or absence.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a more comprehensive and long-term legal document. It allows the donor to appoint an attorney to make decisions on their behalf, either about their property and financial affairs or their health and welfare.

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)

Enduring power of attorney (EPA) was replaced by Lasting power of attorney (LPA) in October 2007, but if someone made an EPA before that date, it may still be valid. EPAs cover decisions related to property and financial affairs. Unlike LPAs, they do not cover health and welfare decisions.

How can our power of attorney solicitors help you?

Meet our team of Power of Attorney Solicitors in Hayes, London and see how we can help you with lasting power of attorney to protect your finances and welfare.

Power of Attorney solicitors can provide valuable legal assistance in various ways related to creating and managing Powers of Attorney. Here are some ways in which they can help:

Legal Advice

Our solicitors can provide legal advice tailored to your specific situation. We can explain the different types of Powers of Attorney, help you understand the implications of each, and guide you in choosing the most suitable one for your needs.

Drafting and Preparation

Our solicitors can draft the Power of Attorney documents based on your instructions and in compliance with the relevant laws. This ensures that the document accurately reflects your wishes and meets all legal requirements.

Explanation of Terms

Legal documents can be complex, and our solicitor can help explain the terms and conditions of the Power of Attorney to you, ensuring that you fully understand the powers being granted and the responsibilities involved.

Registration

If you're creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), the document needs to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Our solicitors can assist in completing the registration process, ensuring that all necessary steps are taken.

Dealing with Complex Cases

In situations where there are complex family dynamics, significant assets, or other intricate considerations, a solicitor's expertise can be invaluable. We can help navigate potential challenges and ensure that the Power of Attorney is structured to address specific complexities.

Dispute Resolution

If there are disputes or challenges related to a Power of Attorney, solicitors can offer legal representation and advice. This includes matters such as concerns about the actions of an attorney or disagreements among family members.

Updating and Revoking Powers of Attorney

Circumstances may change over time, and you might need to update or revoke a Power of Attorney. Our solicitors can guide you through the process of amending or cancelling existing documents to reflect your current preferences.

How much does a solicitor charge for Power of Attorney?

Our power of attorney solicitors in Hayes, London charge a fixed fee of £300 for expert guidance and creating a legally valid Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It costs £82 to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with the Office of the Public Guardian unless you get a reduction or exemption. This means it costs £164 to register both a property and financial affairs LPA and a health and welfare LPA.

It takes up to 20 weeks to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) if there are no mistakes in the application.

Power of Attorney solicitor provides a range of services, including legal advice on the different types of Powers of Attorney, drafting & preparing the necessary documents, explaining legal terms and implications, assisting with the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), and addressing complex cases and disputes related to Powers of Attorney.

Our experienced team of solicitors can provide personalised advice based on your specific circumstances, explaining the differences between General Powers of Attorney, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), and other types. We can help you choose the most suitable option for your needs and guide you through the decision-making process.

Power of Attorney documents may need updating if there are changes in your circumstances. A lasting power of attorney lasts until you revoke the same or your death. Our solicitors can guide you through the process of amending or revoking existing Powers of Attorney to reflect your current preferences and ensure that they remain legally effective.

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