Ordinary Power of Attorney: Can I Put A Legal Document In Place To Help Me During COVID19 Self-Isolation?
Posted on 17th March 2020
Following our Solicitors in Preston’s blog yesterday on Lasting Powers of Attorney and how many attorneys a person can appoint, our team have been looking into how we can do our bit to help our local communities during the current COVID19 situation.
One potentially useful legal document which could help many members of the local communities in Longridge, Garstang and Lancaster could be an ordinary Power of Attorney. Our Solicitors in Preston explain, below, what this document is, and how it could help.
What is an Ordinary Power of Attorney?
An Ordinary Power of Attorney is a legal document which grants your Attorney or Attorneys the legal authority to deal with your financial affairs, whilst you still have capacity.
What can an Ordinary Power of Attorney be used for?
With the words ‘Self-isolation’ being thrown around, many people will be worrying about how they are going to manage. Whether it’s food shopping, running daily errands, or keeping your finances in order, an ordinary Power of Attorney could be used by your appointed Attorney (or Attorneys) to enable them to pop into the bank on your behalf, or use your money to go and grab you the essentials you need from the local shop.
How long will the Ordinary Power of Attorney remain valid?
The short (and perhaps not always helpful answer) is that it depends.
Like most legal things, it will depend on how the document is worded. It could be time-limited, or it could remain valid until your Lasting Power of Attorney is in place (if you decide to take up our excellent offer below), or it could last until you lose capacity.
How much will an Ordinary Power of Attorney cost?
Due to the current issues our local communities are facing, our team of Solicitors in Preston are offering fixed-fee Ordinary Powers of Attorney for just £108.00 including VAT.
If you are thinking of putting Lasting Powers of Attorney in place anyway (our excellent fixed fees are either £240.00 for one or £450.00 for both including VAT), why not go ahead now and get your Ordinary Power of Attorney at no additional cost from our usual fees. This way, there is a legal document in place whilst your LPAs are being registered (which usually takes around eight to ten weeks).
I’m self-isolating. Do I need to attend the office?
Well, as we always have, our Solicitors in Preston offer home visits (at no extra cost for our local communities), and even if you’re on limited or no contact, we may still be able to help.
Contact our team today at your local office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment now.
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