Lasting Powers of Attorney
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (previously called an Enduring Power of Attorney) is a legal document which allows you to appoint someone to manage your affairs and make decisions for you if mental incapacity prevents you from doing so.
Mental incapacity can occur at any point in life without warning, young or old. In a young person, an accident or injury may lead to a degree of mental incapacity, and in older people, the mental incapacity may arise through Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to plan and make provisions in advance of any unforeseen circumstances so that your health and financial affairs will always be taken care of.
Types of Lasting Powers of Attorney
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney; Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney and the Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.
Please visit the links below for more information about the types of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney
What is the cost of a Lasting Power of Attorney?
For either type of the Lasting Powers of Attorney, our fees are:
- £250 + VAT for an un-registered Power of Attorney
- £400 + VAT for a registered Power of Attorney
- £600 + VAT for a couple to take out one type of registered Lasting Powers of Attorney
- £800 + VAT for a couple to take out both types of registered Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Court registration fee of £82.00 is also payable for each document.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney
Contact us to book an appointment to make either of the Lasting Powers of Attorney.
If you are unable to come to our offices in Chesterfield, home visits can be arranged in most circumstances.