|Topic:||Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney|
|Posted by:||Gervase Harson|
|Whilst a Lasting Power of Attorney can indeed be filled in relatively easily, it would need to be signed by a `Certificate Provider` - that is, someone independent of the parties that would certify that the person making it (known as the donor) understands the nature and effects of it and nobody was pressurising them to sign it.|
That person would typically be a lawyer or a doctor, but need not be. If the donor has had a serious stroke, mental capacity may well be an issue, and so great care is required with the DIY route.
If the person now lacks sufficient mental capacity to create a Lasting Power of Attorney, then a different procedure would be required – namely an application to the Court of Protection by somebody else for authority to manage their affairs.
This process is time consuming, expensive and intrusive. Whilst no consolation to those involved, it serves as a reminder that it is most sensible to draw up Lasting Powers of Attorney whilst one is mentally fit and well.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Power of attorney||13/10/15 17:48:00||Elizabeth Jane Daley|
|Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 18:08:00||Robert Fish|
|Re:Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 18:15:00||Mark Perry|
|Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 20:10:00||Gervase Harson|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 20:54:00||Elizabeth Jane Daley|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 21:35:00||Sandie Goodman|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||13/10/15 21:41:00||Gervase Harson|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||14/10/15 07:22:00||Andy Pease|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||14/10/15 08:23:00||Alison Neary|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||14/10/15 13:32:00||Lou Valdini|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Power of attorney||14/10/15 15:48:00||Elizabeth Ross|