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Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection
We can put in place suitable arrangements for those finding it difficult to manage their own affairs or those wishing to make provision in case that should happen.
In place of face-to-face meetings, we are very happy to arrange scheduled telephone or video meetings and are finding these work well. Email or call us so that we can discuss how best we can help you.
Putting your own arrangements in place
If you want to plan ahead so that your financial affairs – and possibly your personal welfare – are managed by someone you trust, you should consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Looking after the affairs of others
If someone is starting to struggle with their affairs, it may still be possible for them to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and so appoint someone they trust to act as their attorney. The sooner they take action to make an LPA, the better.
Where someone is not in a position to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, possibly because of failing mental health, a relative, friend or professional can be appointed to look after their affairs under the Court of Protection regime.
You may know that a person with limited mental capacity has a Will which does not reflect their current wishes or they may not have made provision for someone in their Will which they would have done had they had mental capacity.
We have considerable experience of assisting individuals and their families put in place legally sound arrangements that protect the individual concerned but also ensure their day-to-day needs can be managed practically by others.
Our solicitors can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.