In a legal sense, power of attorney is granting someone the power to make decisions on your behalf. Typically, they are narrowly crafted statutes that define specifically what power someone has and under what conditions. An attorney can help you draw up the proper contracts. For example, you might just want someone to have control over your medical decisions, but only when you are under anesthesia. You can do that. You can also completely hand over medical decisions in perpetuity.
Work With a Lawyer
You’ll need to work with an attorney to craft the proper local powers of attorney in Sutton Coldfield.
- The powers of attorney in England and Wales only specifically apply to England and Wales. You won’t be able to exercise them in Northern Ireland, Scotland, or other parts of the EU.
- The most common type of power of attorney is property and financial affairs.
- Health and welfare is the second most common type of power of attorney.
- They are a great choice for anyone who thinks they will be or have become unable to make a decision.
Unable to Make a Decision
In some cases, the assessment that you cannot make a decision is actually a legal determination. If a judge or other legal professional determines that you are not legally capable of making a decision, you’ll have to designate someone else to make your decisions for you. There are also cases in which someone will have the power returned to them when their capacity returns.
Work with an attorney to determine if you can still make decisions; if not, work with the attorney to craft the proper transfer of power.