Power of Attorney Cwmbran

People who are given the power of attorney act as an agent in business and legal matters for someone else, often someone with a terminal illness or other incapacitating condition. Continue reading to learn more about power of attorney and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

C Taylor
01239 621999
Bingham House
Cardigan
Wendy Hopkins & Co
02920 343828
13 Windsor Place
Cardiff
Evans Quartermaine
01685 840404
67 High Street
Tredegar
Alun Rees
029 20563732
Cathedral Road
Cardiff
Valerio Solictors
01792 646499
22 Uplands Crescent
Swansea
Philip Roache
01646 682603
12 Meyrick Street
Pembroke Dock
Kingsley Rose
01745 355535
25 Bodfor Street
Rhyl
Evans Company
029 20790800
733B Newport Road
Cardiff
Van Rees
01591 610552
Abernant House
Llanwrtyd Wells
Jones & Co
01244 812109
89 Chester Road West
Deeside
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Enduring Power of Attorney

Information on the Power of Attorney

Enduring Power Of Attorney | Will Information & Advice

You may be concerned that there will be a time in the future when you become unable to manage your own affairs. One way to ensure your affairs are taken care of is to grant a power of attorney to someone.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you (The Donor) give another person or people (The Attorney) the power to act on your behalf with regard to your property and financial affairs. There are two common types of Power of Attorney in England and Wales:

  • General Power of Attorney (sometimes known as ordinary)
  • Enduring Power of Attorney.

A General Power of Attorney (GPA) usually relates to specific events or periods and is often used if someone is in hospital for a short period of time. If you become mentally incapable a general power is automatically revoked.

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) remain valid in the event that you become mentally incapable of handling your own affairs. You can download a comprehensive free guide to EPAs .

Only the donor can make a decision to create a power of attorney. You can create one yourself but it is always a good idea to get information and help from a legal professional . A solicitor can draft an EPA for you and will only take instructions from you. Anyone can be appointed an attorney unless they are bankrupt and you may have more than one attorney. Remember that this person will be acting on your behalf and managing your financial affairs so you must trust them implicitly.

As soon as the person who has been appointed believes that the Donor is, or is becoming, mentally incapable they must apply to register the EPA with the Public Guardianship Office. The basic fee is £120 but you can find extensive advice relating to registering an EPA and more fee information from the Public Guardianship Office .

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, due to come into force in 2007 will introduce a new type of power of attorney known as a Lasting Power of Attorney. This would allow you to choose someone to make decisions on your behalf about personal welfare decisions as well as financial decisions. You can find more information from the Department for Consitutional Affairs .

Here is a sample power of attorney form.

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