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When a person makes a power of attorney, they are appointing someone else to act for them with regards to certain matters. The person making the power of attorney is called the donor, and the person they appoint is called the attorney.
A power of attorney gives the attorney the legal authority to act on the donor’s behalf with third parties such as the local council or banks. Certain types of power of attorney also authorise the attorney to act on decisions such as where the donor should live and whether they should see a doctor. In order to make any type of power of attorney, the donor must be able to make decisions for themselves. This is called having mental capacity.
Statistics show that one person in the UK gets dementia every three minutes. But you cannot assume relatives can simply access your money from your bank for your own care.
Unless you’ve got a Power of Attorney already, relatives or friends would need to apply through court, which can be time consuming and expensive.
Find out how JMR Solicitors can be of assistance to you if you are looking to appoint a Power of Attorney in Manchester or elsewhere in the UK. If you have any questions visit our FAQ pages below to see if you can find out more: