Powers of Attorney in Plymouth

At CWC Solicitors, with offices in Plymouth, Torpoint, and Tavistock , we understand the importance of planning for the future. Powers of Attorney are vital legal documents giving someone you trust the authority to make decisions on your behalf in relation to your finances or medical decisions or both, if you’re unable to do so. We guide you through the complexities with warmth and clarity, ensuring your wishes are respected no matter what lies ahead. It is also important to consider making a power of attorney in relation to your business interests to ensure that someone has authority to manage your business interests in your absence or loss of capacity.

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What type of Powers of Attorney can CWC Solicitors help with?

Our team is adept at handling different types of Powers of Attorney including General Powers of Attorney, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) for both Property and Financial Affairs, and Health and Welfare. We tailor our services to your specific circumstances, delivering peace of mind that your affairs are in capable hands.

How Much Do Lasting Powers of Attorney Cost?

We believe in transparent pricing for our  services. The cost of Lasting Powers of Attorney can vary depending on the complexity and requirements of the individual case. At CWC Solicitors, a detailed quote is provided after an initial discussion, ensuring you understand all your options without any hidden costs.

FAQ's

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person (the donor) grants another person (the attorney) the power to make decisions on their behalf.

Who needs a Power of Attorney?

It's recommended for anyone to have a Power of Attorney in place, in case they're unable to make decisions due to illness, injury, or absence.

When does a Power of Attorney come into effect?

A General Power of Attorney is effective immediately upon signing, while a Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered and typically comes into effect when the donor loses capacity.

Can I change my Power of Attorney?

Yes, provided you have the mental capacity, you can change or cancel your Power of Attorney at any time.

Is a Power of Attorney valid after death?

No, once the donor passes away, the Power of Attorney is no longer valid and the executor of the will takes over.

How long does it take to set up a Power of Attorney?

The process can take several weeks, as it involves personalised legal advice, document preparation, and registration with the Office of the Public Guardian can take up to 20 weeks subject to the OPG’s timescales.

How can I be sure my attorney will act in my best interest?

We ensure that clear instructions and stipulations are laid out in the Power of Attorney document to protect your interests.

What happens if I lose capacity without a Power of Attorney in place?

If you lose capacity without a Power of Attorney, someone would need to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputy order to make decisions on your behalf, which can be a longer and more costly process.

Can I have more than one attorney?

Yes, you can appoint multiple attorneys and even specify how they make decisions, either jointly or alone.

Why choose CWC Solicitors?

Choosing CWC Solicitors means partnering with a team of family law solicitors that not only understand the legal landscape but also understand the complexities of families. We blend our extensive knowledge with a sincere understanding of the challenges you face, offering not just legal expertise but also empathy and support through every step of the process.

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