The process to creating a Lasting Power of Attorney
We understand making a Lasting Power of Attorney can feel overwhelming and there’s a lot to consider. But it doesn’t have to be a complex process. Rosie Wright explains how Franklins can help…
Discuss your wishes
It goes without saying your first step is to arrange an appointment to discuss your wishes. This will cover everything from who you want to appoint as Attorney and whether you want any replacements, to how they should act and whether or not you want to give any further guidance.
We’ll also discuss the consequences of any options you choose, so you fully understand the Lasting Power of Attorney you’re creating. Plus, we’ll also make sure it has longevity, so it’s stands the test of time for years to come.
We’re also able to act as your Certificate provider. This means we can vouch for your capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. If there are any doubts, we can discuss this with you. This is an essential part of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Drafting and registering
We’ll draft your Lasting Power of Attorney and arrange for all your Attorneys to sign the Lasting Power of Attorney where required. Once this is done, we’ll register your Lasting Power of Attorney for you, so you won’t have to worry about anything after your initial appointment.
Once your Lasting Power of Attorney has been registered, we’ll safely store the original document and send you a certified copy. The certified copy will allow your Attorneys to act on your behalf if they need to, in accordance with our instructions.
If you’d like more information about Lasting Powers of Attorney or would like to arrange an appointment to see one of our Private Client Solicitors, please contact us on 01604 828282 or send us a message via our online service.