Telephone services for POAs

Complete a General or Lasting power of attorney (LPA) over the phone with MyLawyer

Why a MyLawyer telephone Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is an important legal document; one that needs some thought and consideration. That's why MyLawyer offers a telephone service that lets you talk through your circumstances with a member of the legal team who will create your Power of Attorney for you.

Documents in this area

  • General power of attorney

    Our 'General power of attorney' document enables you to temporarily grant someone else the authority to deal with your financial affairs. This may be useful if, for example, you are out of the country for a period of time and need someone to manage your affairs while you are away. Please note, however, that a 'General power of attorney' is not suitable if you need someone to manage your affairs after you have lost the mental capacity to act on your own behalf – instead, use our 'Lasting power of attorney (LPA) – Health and welfare' or 'Lasting power of attorney (LPA) – Property and financial affairs'.

  • Lasting power of attorney - Health and welfare

    This document allows you to nominate up to six people to make decisions about your health and social welfare in the event that you can no longer do so yourself. You can also set restrictions and leave guidance on what decisions they can make. Once completed, this document must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). However, a separate fee will be payable to the OPG. Once registered, the power comes into effect when you lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself (e.g. you are comatose or suffering from dementia).

  • Lasting power of attorney - Property and financial affairs

    This document allows you to nominate up to six people and/or a trust corporation to make decisions about your financial affairs in the event that you can no longer do so yourself. You can also set restrictions and leave guidance on what decisions they can make. Once completed, this document must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). However, a separate fee will be payable to the OPG.

  • COP 7 - Objection to Court of Protection of LPA registration
    You can use this form to object to the registration of a lasting power of attorney (LPA). You must be either an intended attorney or a named person (also known as 'person to be told' or 'person to notify') who has received a notice of intention to register an LPA (which will be either form LP3 or LPA 1). Your reason for objecting must be one of the 'prescribed objections', which will be listed in the notes of the LP3 or LPA 1. You must send this objection within 3 weeks of receiving the LP3 or LPA 1. You will also need to tell the Office of the Public Guardian about your objection, using form LPA 8.
  • COP 8 - Application relating to EPA registration
    This form can be used either to object to the registration of an enduring power of attorney (EPA) or to seek registration if registration has been suspended. It is only suitable for the donor of the EPA, an intended attorney or a relative of the donor who is entitled by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to receive notice. If none of these terms describes you, you can still object but must use COP 1 rather than this form. This application must be filed within 5 weeks from the date when you first received notice of the application to register.
  • LPA 6 - Objection by donor of LPA registration

    If you are the donor in a lasting power of attorney (LPA), whether property and financial affairs or health and welfare, and you wish to object to your LPA being registered, you should use this form to raise your objections to the Public Guardian. After sending this form, the registration of your LPA will be suspended by the Office of the Public Guardian until a decision is made. You should send this completed form directly to the Office of the Public Guardian.

    Important Notice
    In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.

  • LPA 7 - Objection to the Public Guardian of LPA registration
    Use this document to object to the registration of a lasting power of attorney (LPA) if you are one of the attorney's 'people to notify' (also known as 'people to be told' or 'named persons') listed in the LPA as requiring notification of any proposed registration. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) only comes into effect when the document is registered. However, before registration can go through, notification must be made to all those listed (if any) in the lasting power of attorney as 'people to notify'. These people have 3 weeks from the date of the notification to object to the registration, along with the attorney(s) listed in the LPA if they were not the one(s) who applied for registration.
    Important Notice
    In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
  • LPA 8 - Notice to Public Guardian of application to Court of Protection
    If you are using form COP 7 to object to the Court of Protection about the registration of a lasting power of attorney (LPA), you also need to send this LPA 8 form to the Office of the Public Guardian. This tells them about your objection. If you don't send it to them, there is a risk that the LPA will be registered.

    Important Notice
    In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Revocation of a general power of attorney
    Use this document to cancel ('revoke') a general or ordinary power of attorney that you have previously granted to another. This document is only suitable for revoking a general or ordinary power of attorney. Note that you can only use this document for powers of attorney created in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Revocation of an enduring power of attorney
    Use this document to revoke an enduring power of attorney (EPA) that you have made. You cannot use this document if the EPA has been registered with The Office of the Public Guardian in England & Wales (formally The Public Guardianship Office) or The Office of Care and Protection in Northern Ireland.

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What you get from this service:

  • A solicitor-approved power of attorney tailored to your circumstances
  • Access to expert advice and guidance over the phone
  • Instructions on what to do every step of the way
  • A secure online document storage facility

Useful information

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.

Registering a Lasting power of attorney

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

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.

Why do I need a Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare?

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.

Why do I need a Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs?

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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How a MyLawyer telephone service works

  1. 1 Choose your document and call 0800 612 3556 to get started
  2. 2 Speak to our legal team who will draft your document over the phone
  3. 3 Receive your completed document by post or retrieve it online

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