Power of attorney
It is important to ensure that your affairs will be able to be dealt with should you be unable to do so due to ill-health. We can prepare powers of attorney, nominating somebody to deal with your finances and welfare in the future.
A Power of Attorney allows a person to specifically appoint another person or persons, whom they trust, to look after their finances and/or make decisions about their welfare and care should they become incapable of doing so. Because of the nature and extent of the powers granted we will take the time to discuss your requirements and go through and explain the document to you.
We believe that this can be a particularly complex area of the law and we are also able to advise those appointed as an Attorney of their responsibilities and make them aware of the requirements of the Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and how this has been interpreted by recent case law.
We can provide advice about Guardianship orders in cases where a friend or relative is unable to deal with their own affairs.
In such a situation we can provide answers and practical assistance by dealing with Guardianship applications on behalf of the family.
Having dealt with many of these applications we are familiar with the procedure involved and can guide you through what is a very complex and constantly changing area of legal practice.