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INC Law
INC Law, Solicitor-Advocate
Category: Law
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Experience:  LL.B, LPC, LL.M, Pg.Dip, Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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With regards to power of attorney as my father runs joint

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With regards ***** ***** of attorney as my father runs joint bank accounts for himself and my mother who has dementia, if I have power of attorney with my father would I still have legal access to the finances if he passes away before my mother
JA: Can you tell me where this is? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?
Customer: We are in Hampshire and no paperwork has been filed, we have just started to set it all up
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: Documents to support what part?
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Customer: My mother's dementia is to a degree where she cannot manage finances or live independantly, We want as a family to be able to generate the best care for her, I would like to know if we a have to set up independant LPA's for health and wealth for each parent, or if for my mother we need to apply to court of protection for legal control of care
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  INC Law replied 9 days ago.

Hi,

Thank you for your query.  I am a Solicitor-Advocate in the UK and will be assisting you with your question today.

Is it a Lasting Power of Attorney which has been granted?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
We have just started the process of applying for LPA for health and wealth for both my parents, But as my mother has dementia to such a degree that she is unable to live independantly, I am concerned we are to late for taking legal control of her affairs should my father pass away before her, Is there any way we can still achieve this
Expert:  INC Law replied 8 days ago.

Hi,

Yes there is. You would need to make and application to the court of protection to be appointed as the Attorme.

Further details can be found at the following Govt website: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/court-of-protection

I hope this answers your question.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks

Expert:  INC Law replied 8 days ago.

Hi