Powers of Attorney From Our Personal Solicitors
At Barker Gotelee our personal solicitors strongly encourage all our clients to make a Power of Attorney.
Powers of Attorney enable you to appoint others to make decisions for you, whether in relation to financial matters or personal welfare issues. If you become incapable of managing your own affairs, no-one (not even your husband/wife/civil partner or a business partner) has an automatic right to make decisions on your behalf. Unless you have signed a Power of Attorney, someone will have to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputy ship Order which is an expensive and frustrating procedure. LPAs explained.
It is important that you consider your options fully when making a Power of Attorney, and our personal solicitors clients value our legal and practical advice in this respect. We offer fixed fees wherever possible and will visit clients in their home if they are unable to come into the office.
We also act for many attorneys. Sometimes our team of personal solicitors provide initial guidance on their role, rights and duties, and their responsibilities to the donor and potential liability to the beneficiaries named in the donor’s Will. Other attorneys appreciate our long-term support and call on us occasionally for guidance and reassurance, or annual reviews. Finally, we can also help attorneys with specific tasks – for example, inheritance tax planning or a statutory Will.
Join many of our clients across Suffolk and East Anglia and let our personal solicitors in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, help you for the future.