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We would like to thank you so much for all your help. You were so friendly and helpful and explained everything so clearly. A pleasure to work with you - we couldn't have wished for a better service! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.

Mr and Mrs Brain

Professional service was excellent. Made to feel very welcome. Clear and simple explanations given verbally and followed up in writing. Every query answered and explained clearly. Excellent service in every aspect.

Mrs Hawkins

Very happy with the way Elaine handled everything and the way she listened to us with patience.

Mr and Mrs White

Excellent service, independent advice, flexible and value for money.

Mrs Franks

Consultations were conducted in a relaxed and unhurried manner. We were treated with the utmost courtesy and respect throughout � nothing was too much trouble. Your professionalism shone throughout. You were a breath of fresh air!

Mr and Mrs Turner

You went out of your way to visit us at home and help us with our problems. We cannot fault your service.

Mr and Mrs Roberts

Excellent, friendly and informative service in our house and with good written communication. Certain to recommend your services.

Mr and Mrs Lewis

Your service is highly professional, very responsive, competitively priced and 100% client focused. I will be certain to recommend you

Mr Cotgreave

It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet with you recently and I reiterate any thanks that my sister may have made regarding the help we have had with all of Mum�s affairs.

Mrs Anderson

We were so impressed with our first contact that we wanted to use you.

Mr and Mrs Goodwin

Very satisfied with the advice given and the helpful, professional and friendly consultations with no pressure whatsoever.

Mr Williams

Fees were discussed and agreed prior to Elaine undertaking the work so there were no hidden surprises afterwards! We were pleased with the service, convenience of appointments and explanations given to us and will be certain to recommend you.

Mr and Mrs Griffiths

A pleasant experience, even though planning our demise!

Mr and Mrs Bull

I found Elaine very helpful, informative and easy to talk to.

Mrs Boddy

The meeting was very friendly and informative. We don�t think the service could be improved.

Mr and Mrs Morris

You went over and above the call of duty with your advice. Thank you.

Mr Thomas

Your general manner and approachability made us very confident that our affairs would be dealt with efficiently.

Mr and Mrs Price

Friendly and pleasant manner.

Mr Purnell

It was logical, speedy and easy for the layman to understand.

Mr and Mrs Battle

Genuine willingness to be helpful. Professional, but with a kind, friendly approach. Thorough and prompt follow-up with letters of points discussed. Transparent and up-front about charges.

Mrs Phelps

Having been someone who has had to deal with an estate with no Will, I know how difficult it can be and I am always advising friends to complete their Wills. I will be heralding your professional approach.

Mr and Mrs Ayers

You simplified a difficult decision.

Mrs Evans

Both my parents died last year. It is a difficult time when one can be vulnerable and to find someone you can trust to help is important. Elaine professionally, compassionately and thoroughly handled all their affairs and gave excellent value. I would not hesitate to recommend Elaine.

Mr Bradley

What does it mean to have a Power of Attorney?

A person with Power of Attorney has the legal authority to act on another person’s behalf.  This could be to manage their personal and private affairs, business or other legal matters. 

We all enjoy managing our own money and affairs but sometimes illness or disability can make us less able to cope.  Without a Power of Attorney in place our family or carers could find it difficult to make decisions on our behalf.

If you or someone you know may need to make a Power of Attorney, don’t put it off.  Call us today for expert advice and peace of mind. 

There is more than one type of Power of Attorney:

General Power of Attorney

You can appoint someone to manage your affairs by giving them a General Power of Attorney. 

However, if you become mentally incapable of managing your own affairs, a General Power of Attorney will end. 

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is different to a General Power of Attorney because it carries on after a person becomes mentally incapable.  It is only valid if you fully understand its implications at the time you make it.  In October 2007, Lasting Powers of Attorney replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney.  However, Enduring Powers of Attorney made before this date can still be used.  

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

If you have property, savings, investments or any income apart from benefits, making a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney is a sensible precaution.  It allows you to appoint someone to act for you in the event of your future incapacity.  They will then have the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf, such as managing your bank account. 

Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

You can appoint an attorney to make welfare and healthcare decisions on your behalf, where you no longer have the mental capacity to do so.  This could extend, if you wish, to giving or refusing consent to life sustaining treatment.

Advantage Legal are experienced in creating all types of Powers of Attorney.  We can help you decide on the course of action that is right for you.  We can also help you register a Power of Attorney.

The Court of Protection

If you haven’t created an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney and you become unable to manage your own affairs, someone will need to apply to the Court of Protection to obtain authority to act for you.

The court may appoint a deputy to manage and administer your affairs while you are unable to do it yourself. 

Applying to the Court of Protection is expensive, complicated and time consuming.  And for some people it can be very stressful. 

Advantage Legal are experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection.  We can help you get the appropriate orders from the court to deal with assets.  Call us for help and advice.

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