Have you considered appointing an attorney to assist you in making decisions at a later date in the event you were to lose mental capacity? A common enquiry we receive, is if a power of attorney can be executed after someone has already lost capacity to make decisions and we sadly have to advise that it is unfortunately too late. If an individual has already lost capacity, an application would need to be made to the Court of Protection which can be both more timely and more costly than executing a power of attorney. That is why we advise our client’s to consider arranging a power of attorney before its too late.
At PCS Legal, we are able to assist you in making an application to the Office of the Public Guardian for a power of attorney. We can do so by discussing your personal circumstances with you and drafting the application, acting as a certificate provider and making the application to the Court.
If you have any questions or wish to consider instructing us to act on your behalf then please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices.