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A General Power of Attorney can be used perhaps if you would like someone to look after your financial affairs for a certain period of time, such as physical illness, or you are going on holiday and you require someone to manage a specific legal matter for you or deal with your financial affairs generally. However, if you need someone to act as your attorney on your behalf in the long term, we would always recommend that you make a Lasting Power of Attorney instead.

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General Power Of Attorney

If you would like someone to look after your financial affairs for a long period of time, you can create a General Power of Attorney. This could be appropriate if;

1. You have a physical illness

2. You have an accident which leads to a physical injury

3. You are abroad for a long period of time.

You should not use a General Power of Attorney if you have been diagnosed with a mental health problem which could lead to mental incapacity. This is because you would not be able to continue using a General Power of Attorney if you lose your mental capacity. Under these circumstances, it is more appropriate to use a Lasting Power of Attorney.

How To Get A General Power Of Attorney

You can give someone the General Power of Attorney to deal with all of your financial affairs, or only certain matters. You should ensure that the General Power of Attorney is drawn up carefully to ensure the Attorney is very clear about what authority they have to deal with your affairs.

Lasting Power Of Attorney

If however, you are thinking more long term when creating the Power of Attorney, you should consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney. This document can only be used once it has been registered at the Probate Registry so it more protective for the Donor. Furthermore, a General Power of Attorney ceases if the Donor loses their mental capacity.


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Power Of Attorney Specialists

Hello, my name is Adrian Chambers and I am a solicitor who specialises in creating and advising on Powers of Attorney.

I can offer a low cost legal service and aim to sort everything all out for you quickly and easily. Property and Affairs Power of Attorney is the most common one used and it gives you peace of mind should you ever need someone else to look after your affairs.

If you’re thinking about making a Power of Attorney, contact us via telephone on Corby 01536 276300 or use our online contact form.

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