Powers of attorney
A Power of Attorney allows you to arrange in advance for trusted people to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so.
There are essentially two forms of Power of Attorney: a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and a General Power of Attorney (GPA). The latter cannot be used if the person becomes mentally incapable; instead its purpose is to let someone temporarily manage their general affairs (e.g. sign their cheques to pay the bills).
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Powers of attorney
If you are in Scotland, use this document to appoint another person (called your 'attorney') to look after your financial affairs. Your attorney can either take up this power immediately or, if you…
An enduring power of attorney allows you to give others the legal ability to manage your affairs, if you ever become unable to manage them yourself or communicate your wishes, possibly as a result of…
If some day you are no longer able to look after your own health and welfare (i.e. your social and healthcare needs), a lasting power of attorney will give that power to another person, called your…
If some day you are no longer able to look after your own financial affairs, due to factors like illness, accident or the onset of dementia, a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will give that power to…
Powers of attorney - registration
This document creates the statutory certificate which must accompany your power of attorney before it can be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland. This certificate is designed to…