Powers of Attorney

Power of Attorney lawyers in Fife

We feel strongly that having a Power of Attorney is a most valuable asset in future planning. Through our work with charities and carer groups we have seen families distress compounded due to the absence of a Power of Attorney.

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby an individual appoints someone as their Attorney, to make decisions and act on their behalf either immediately or at some point in the future. The powers of the Attorney can relate to property and finances and/or welfare, these are known as Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney. In order to grant a Power of Attorney the individual must have full legal capacity.

When is a Power of Attorney helpful or necessary?

Your next of kin is powerless without a Power of Attorney. Many clients are surprised to discover that without a Power of Attorney their spouse and/or children will not be allowed to make decisions on their behalf.

Please call us for further advice on 01383 431 101 or email info@caritaslegal.co.uk

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