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My mother wishes to move house at the age of 98 unaware of

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My mother wishes to move house at the age of 98 unaware of the difficulties involved. I have lasting power of attorney - do I have the power to prevent her?
JA: Where is your mother? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Near Ipswich
JA: What steps has your mother taken so far?
Customer: Asked an estate agent to put her bungalow on the market today.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I am happy to wait.

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Please bear in mind as this is an email service and not live chat I may not respond immediately.

Does your mother still retain mental capacity and the capacity to make her own decisions?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
although confused some of the time.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No phone call required

OK, no problem. The difficulty is that if she can still exercise capacity, you cannot prevent her by invoking the power of attorney. Is the proposal something that will cause detriment to her or would a move to somewhere else actually be a good thing?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I do not wish for a phone call

It's fine - I won't call. Don't worry.

Did you receive my response above?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
If she has mental capacity can I use power of attorney to prevent

As I said above - if she has capacity, you cannot invoke the power of attorney to prevent the move I'm afraid.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
The move would be detrimental to her but she seems determined

I'm afraid she is free to make her own decisions, even if you disagree with them.

Can I assist further as far as the law is concerned?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
That's fine. Thank you.

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