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Power of Attorney

What is Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which gives someone (the attorney) authority to make certain decisions on someone else’s behalf. Lasting Powers of Attorney have replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney since 2007 and are a more versatile document.

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Property & Affairs – allows the attorney to deal with your property and finance as you specify, even before capacity is lost;

Health and Personal Welfare – allows the attorney to make decisions on your health and welfare only when you lack the mental capacity to do so yourself.

When choosing an attorney, it is vital that you chose a trustworthy person with the necessary skills to make the most appropriate and beneficial decisions on your behalf. You can appoint more than one attorney and instruct them to either work together or independently depending on specified circumstances.

When can your attorney act?

Your attorney can only act when the document has been signed by both of you and independently witnessed by a ‘certificate provider’ that you understand the nature and scope of the document and haven’t been unduly coerced into signing. It must also be registered with the Office of Public Guardian.

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

It is prudent to create a Lasting Power of Attorney, as you never know when they may be needed. They are not restricted to the elderly and infirm as no one has a crystal ball as to what lies in the future, or when the Lasting Power of Attorney may be needed. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy if you lose capacity for any reason, suffering an accident, illness, stroke or any number of unforeseen events that may mean you lose the capacity to make decisions for yourself. The appointment of a deputy is a long and expensive process, which can lead to disputes between family members and the deputy appointed may not reflect your wishes or desires.

How We Can Help

As an impartial and sympathetic third party, Curtis Parkinson can draw up the document and advise you on the best courses of action if you are considering this option. Please Contact us now at our Nottingham office for a free initial conversation.

Download our leaflet here to see how you can claim a Lasting Power of Attorney Refund.

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Maggie Eley – Wills 1

Had my will revised today. Mr Curtis was polite, efficient and explained things well. Would recommend them for this service.

Maggie Eley

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Maggie Eley

Had my will revised today. Mr Curtis was polite, efficient and explained things well. Would recommend them for this service.

Shirley Bennett – Wills 2

Curtis Parkinson were recommended to us and were exactly as described: kind, patient and helpful. They explained everything, but kept it simple.

Shirley Bennett

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2019-09-04T11:10:14+01:00

Shirley Bennett

Curtis Parkinson were recommended to us and were exactly as described: kind, patient and helpful. They explained everything, but kept it simple.

W. H. Watmore -Wills 3

Curtis Parkinson were very knowledgeable but easy going and helped us with setting out our will. I would definitely recommend them.

W. H. Watmore

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2019-09-04T11:11:42+01:00

W. H. Watmore

Curtis Parkinson were very knowledgeable but easy going and helped us with setting out our will. I would definitely recommend them.

Joanne Goldstein – Wills 4

All of my meetings were both friendly and professional. They made the process of dealing with my parents' wills and probate a non-complicated process.

Joanne Goldstein

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2019-09-04T11:14:10+01:00

Joanne Goldstein

All of my meetings were both friendly and professional. They made the process of dealing with my parents' wills and probate a non-complicated process.

T. King – Wills 5

I'd recommend Curtis Parkinson for their kind and considerate staff. They helped me with my Will and LPA - everything was done on time.

T. King

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5
2019-09-04T11:15:05+01:00

T. King

I'd recommend Curtis Parkinson for their kind and considerate staff. They helped me with my Will and LPA - everything was done on time.

John Harrison – Wills 6

Curtis Parkinson were prompt, efficient and great value for money. They were informal, yet professional and gave good advice.

John Harrison

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2019-09-04T11:25:04+01:00

John Harrison

Curtis Parkinson were prompt, efficient and great value for money. They were informal, yet professional and gave good advice.

Michael Eaton – Wills 7

Curtis Parkinson were very efficient - they replaced my old will with a new one in the space of only a week. I would recommend them.

Michael Eaton

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2019-09-04T11:25:42+01:00

Michael Eaton

Curtis Parkinson were very efficient - they replaced my old will with a new one in the space of only a week. I would recommend them.

Geoff & Sheila Watnall – Wills 8

Curtis Parkinson dealt with matters without deviating from matters in hand. Quick response, very efficient and likeable manner.

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2019-09-04T11:26:34+01:00

Geoff & Sheila Watnall

Curtis Parkinson dealt with matters without deviating from matters in hand. Quick response, very efficient and likeable manner.

Rita Welbourne – Wills 9

I've never had a will before so I didn't know why one was needed, but Curtis Parkinson explained it to me. I'd highly recommend them.

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2019-09-04T11:27:23+01:00

Rita Welbourne

I've never had a will before so I didn't know why one was needed, but Curtis Parkinson explained it to me. I'd highly recommend them.

Debbie Spencer – Wills 10

Curtis Parkinson helped me to understand will writing. They were friendly and took the time to really go over detail.

Debbie Spencer

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2019-09-04T11:28:10+01:00

Debbie Spencer

Curtis Parkinson helped me to understand will writing. They were friendly and took the time to really go over detail.
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