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Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney either a property & financial affairs power of attorney or a health and welfare power of attorney. Before they become effective they have to be first registered at the Office of the Public Guardian.

An objection may be made to the registration of a property & financial affairs lasting power of attorney and/or a health & welfare lasting power of attorney if:

  • Either the Donor or the Attorney has died.
  • Either the Donor or the Attorney are bankrupt or made an interim bankrupt.
  • The Donor appointed their spouse/civil partner as the Attorney and the marriage/civil partnership has been dissolved or annulled.
  • The Attorney lacks mental capacity to act as an attorney.
  • The Donor lacked mental capacity to make the Lasting Power of Attorney.
  • The Donor revoked the Lasting Power of Attorney whilst they had full mental capacity to do so.
  • There was fraud or undue influence exerted upon the Donor to make the Lasting Power of Attorney.
  • The Attorney proposes to act in a manner that would contravene his authority or which would not be in the best interests of the Donor.

If you want to make or contest a Lasting Power of Attorney

Contact us now or call us on 0121 632 2400

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