Powers of Attorney and Deputyship

Solicitors in Watford offering you help & support in powers of attorney & deputyship

Legal Services – Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

None of us knows what the future has in store, but by making a Power of Attorney, you can ensure that trusted family members or friends can manage your affairs if you become affected by mental health problems through accident or illness.

In September 2007 the law changed to introduce Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), which replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney. The new LPAs can be set up to cover financial affairs and also personal health and welfare.

If you are considering making a LPA, we would be happy to meet with you and advise you on the forms and legal requirements. We can also act as a Certificate Provider (an independent person required to certify that an individual has mental capacity to make an LPA).

Once the forms have been completed, it is a requirement that they are registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before they can be used, and we are happy to deal with the registration process for you.

If an individual is unable to manage their own financial affairs, and does not have capacity to make a LPA, then it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order. We can also act in connection with such applications.

For help and advice, please contact us on 01923 234607 or email Jennifer Hurrell or Claire Ryall to arrange an appointment directly.

Key Areas Covered By Our Wills, Trusts and Probate Department

Visit the pages below to learn more about our wills, trusts and probate solicitor services:

Making a Will

Making a Will

Probate & Administration of Estates

Probate & Administration of Estates

Inheritance Claims

Inheritance Claims

Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

Powers of Attorney & Deputyship

Probate Charges

Probate Charges

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Thank you for sorting out our Dad’s power of attorney. We especially thank you for meeting him at his home due to his mobility issues and covid worries. And for re-sending the form to me so promptly after I’d spilt my lunch over it…