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I need to put a Power of Attorney in place for my Father. He

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I need to put a Power of Attorney in place for my Father. He will shortly be going into assisted care living and will need my help with a number of issues. What is the cost for this and how long does it take
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Does your father still have mental capacity?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My Father has asked me to be his POA. I live in Australia he lives in UK. I want to do the preparation now and then have finished doc signed before the Solicitor .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will be in UK 1st week in October
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

I am afraid that it is not that simple a process in the UK.

You can create the documentation online if you wish

The details are here

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/make-lasting-power

or here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/make-a-lasting-power-of-attorney

But you will have to Give Notice of your applictaion and apply to Register it.

However you can leave that in the hands of a Solicitor if you wish.

You will also need to liaise with his GP to get the medical form signed.

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details