A Power of Attorney is a formal legal document that is granted by you in favour of another trusted individual to allow them to deal with certain aspects of your financial and/or personal matters. A Power of Attorney is a way of planning for the future, to allow others to make decisions on our behalf when we are unable to do so. There are also certain powers that can be conferred by a Power of Attorney to allow someone to act on your behalf if you are out of the country, or unable to deal with matters on your own behalf.
In order to grant a Power of Attorney you must have capacity to make decisions on your own behalf. If there is any concerns regarding your capacity, a medical report can be obtained to clarify this. A Power of Attorney must be certified by a solicitor and/or a medical practitioner to confirm that they are satisfied that you have capacity. If you do not have capacity, a Guardianship Order must be sought from the courts.
Power of Attorneys can be very wide dealing with solely financial powers, solely welfare powers or a combination of both. It is also possible to have a Power of Attorney do deal with one specific matter.
Contact our Power of Attorney Solicitors Glasgow & Coatbridge
We offer a competitive fixed fee in respect of Power of Attorneys and they can be drawn up and finalised very quickly as we have the ability to register the document via the internet. Contact us now via our online contact form, or give us a call on 0141 404 6575.