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Why a MyLawyer power of attorney?

A power of attorney lets you give people you trust the authority to look after your affairs, such as your finances or personal welfare. At MyLawyer, we recognise that making a power of attorney requires a lot of thought, so we're here to explain the different kinds available and help you find the right one for your circumstances. We will then guide you through the process from start to finish.

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Objecting to a Lasting power of attorney

It is possible to object to the registration of a 'Lasting power of attorney' for a number of reasons and the process for doing so will depend on the grounds for the objection.

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Registering a Lasting power of attorney (England and Wales)

Before a 'Lasting power of attorney' can be used, it will need to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

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What are Powers of attorney?

'Powers of attorney', sometimes abbreviated to POA, are legal documents which allow you to give authority to someone else – a family member or friend, for example - to manage your financial and/or personal affairs on your behalf.

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Why do I need a Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare (England and Wales)?

A 'Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare' is a legal document in which you can authorise someone to make decisions about your personal welfare and care in the event that you become mentally incapable of making these decisions for yourself.

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Why do I need a Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs (England and Wales)?

A 'Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs' is a legal document in which you authorise someone to permanently look after your financial matters should you become either physically and/or mentally unable to do so yourself.

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  1. Fill in an questionnaire online Answer the straightforward questions at your convenience
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  3. Print and sign your document Once approved, simply print and sign your document

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