Grays Powers of Attorney is an award winning, friendly, flexible, professional legal service specialising in lasting power of attorney, wills and issues around mental capacity. Our service covers all areas throughout the North East, including Tynemouth, North Shields, Whitley Bay, Wallsend, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Durham, and Northumberland. Sarah Gray is a qualified solicitor (now non-practising) and is an Affiliate Member of STEP, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint someone you trust (your attorney) to make decisions for you and therefore handle all of your property and financial affairs, and your health and care, if you were to ever lose your mental capacity and therefore not be able to make your own decisions. You can also choose to allow your attorney(s) to help you handle your property and financial affairs under your instruction whilst you still have full capacity, which can be very beneficial if you were to ever have any period of recovery through accident or illness, or if you were ever out of the country for any period of time.
Many do not realise that if you were to lose your capacity and you do not have lasting powers of attorneys in place all of your property and finances would become ‘frozen’ (this includes any jointly owned property/finances) and decisions regarding your health and care would be made by third parties, not by loved ones.
Getting a power of attorney is extremely important for every adult no matter what their age and there are many things to consider when setting one up. Grays Powers of Attorney will help clarify this for you in the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you, including evenings or weekends. We provide expert advice and can offer a level of service which includes acting as your certificate provider should you need our professional service to verify that you have capacity to create the power of attorney deed.