Guide to Power of Attorney


While we do our best to prepare for later life, care needs can quickly escalate. If you've been unable to set up a Power of Attorney, you may want to apply for deputy powers.

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Understanding mental capacity

Being able to make and communicate decisions at the time you need to make them is called having mental capacity. It means you understand the decision you’re taking, why you need to take it, and the likely outcome

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Understanding mental capacity

Losing your mental capacity can be a daunting prospect, however the sooner you plan on how to deal with it, the more in control you can be.

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Solicitors for the Elderly are an independent specialist group of lawyers who support and make a difference to older people. They may be able to help you with Power of Attorney and Deputyship.


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