What is a Power of Attorney?
- A legal document which allows nominated person/s to make decisions for you.
Why do I need one?
- To make it easier for people around you to help when you can no longer manage
- Always being independent to no longer being able to manage things for yourself can be stressful for everyone involved. Now is the time to make sure you are not leaving yourself in this challenging position by making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
We can explain how the Lasting Power of Attorney can be made now and how it may come into effect when you are unable to make decisions.
COP charges updated
— Fees payable (last updated 30 September 2021 and are subject to change at anytime)
- Application fee – £371: payable on making an application to start court proceedings or on making an application for permission to start proceedings.
- Appeal fee – £234: payable on filing an appellants notice appealing a court decision or seeking permission to appeal a court decision.
- Hearing fee – £494: payable where the court has held a hearing to decide the application and has made a final order, declaration or decision.
- Copy of document fee – £5: payable on requesting a copy of a document filed during court proceedings.
How do I avoid this?
Simple- by making a Power of Attorney! To discuss your options contact us on 0207 100 1765.
Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that allows nominated persons to act on your behalf or alongside the donor with the Financial and Property and Health and Welfare needs while still alive.
A donor is the person giving authority to others on the Power of Attorney (LPA).
An attorney is a nominated person who can act on behalf of the donor.
These are attorneys that can only act when the main attorneys cannot act due to death or lack of mental capacity.
If the donor is mentally capable of making decisions about their finances.
The person who wants authority to support you will have to apply for a Court of Protection(COP), which takes time and can be costly compared to a Lasting Power of Attorney(LPA).
To register it with Office of Public Guardian (OPG) can take anything up to 20 weeks.
There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorneys, Health & Welfare and Financial & Property.
This a where you can appoint someone to make decisions about your Health and Welfare if you are no longer able to, such as life sustaining medical treatment, moving to a care home.
This Power of Attorney (POA) is for all your financial needs such as managing your bank accounts, paying bills, mortgages etc.
No, they need to be registered with the Office of Public Guardian (OPG).