Wills, Power of Attorney & Advance Directives

It's never too soon to plan for your future.

Wills

It is important for you to make a Will whether or not you consider you have many possessions or much money. You should always leave a clear and legally binding statement of your wishes. Making a Will is the only way of guaranteeing that your wishes are respected by the people you trust. We believe your Will is one of the most important documents that you will ever sign and should be dealt with by a Solicitor.

Power of Attorney

Having a Power of Attorney lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions for yourself. A Power of Attorney document can only be used if it has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian. There are 3 types of Power of Attorney:

  1. Continuing Power of Attorney – gives powers to deal with money and/or property,
  2. Welfare Power of Attorney – gives powers to make decisions around health or personal welfare matters,
  3. Combined Power of Attorney – gives continuing and welfare powers.

Advance Directives

Are you concerned about going into hospital or long term care and wish to make your wishes for your treatment clear to the medical profession? An Advance Directive sets out the type of treatment that is acceptable to you and provides guidance to the treating consultants and to your family. We can prepare this for you and arrange for a copy to be placed with your medical records to ensure your wishes are followed.

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