Here are all the details on the donor making the application to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power
if however the person who would normally be making the appointment does not have the mental capacity to grant the power-of-attorney to someone else, then whoever wishes to look after that person’s affairs will have to make an application to court to become a deputy. Here are the details on that:
please note that the latter process is a lot longer than just applying for to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power. It could easily take six months.
Solicitors will charge about GBP500 for making the first Attorney -type application and about GBP1500 to appoint a deputy.
There is no legal aid.
This is very much a go yourself job, it’s just a case of going through the paperwork slowly and methodically.
Please note that in either case the person who is going to look after the affairs can be appointed to deal with finances only or health and welfare only or both.
The court fee is 83 pounds each.
there is very little legal aid available now except in very few categories but if you are on benefits or low-income, you may get help with or not have to pay the fees. Details are here:
You need to go through the documentation methodically and it needs to be signed in order so be careful. However if anything is incorrect when it submitted, they will send it back telling you what’s wrong and how to remedy it.
You need to consider also having other attorneys, in case you are not available and also consider having replacements in case any of the attorneys die.
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