A Power of Attorney is an important legal document which allows you to grant the people you trust ‘power ‘ to make important decisions for you, if you are unable to do so yourself in the future. Incapacity can happen to any of us, at any time, unexpectedly through illness (such as dementia) or an accident.
No one, not even your next of kin, has an automatic right to make those decisions on your behalf without the appropriate legal authority.
Scullion LAW has been serving clients, families and communities in Scotland from our offices in Hamilton and Glasgow for almost forty years. Our friendly and approachable solicitors will be on hand to guide you through the entire process, and offer home visits for those unable to come into the office. Our highly experienced Power of Attorney Solicitors are here to help you get your legal affairs in order for the future, whilst you are still in control.
There are two kinds of power of attorney which will help if you become mentally incapacitated:
You can make one Power of Attorney covering both welfare and money matters or two Powers, appointing different people. You can appoint joint Attorneys or choose someone as a substitute Attorney in case your first choice can’t carry on.
A Power of Attorney must then be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland. Our Powers of Attorney Lawyers will take care of all requirements on your behalf as part of our bespoke service, keeping you well informed and fully involved throughout the process.
We know that every client, every family and every circumstance is unique. Our experienced and understanding Powers of Attorney solicitors will tailor your legal advice to best suit your needs.
At Scullion LAW we recommend that clients have Powers of Attorney drawn up, regardless of their age and lifestyle. Life is for living and incapacity can happen at any time, from car accidents, extreme sports, sudden illness, the list goes on. A Power of Attorney will protect your interests. Where there is no Power of Attorney in place, a loved one will have to go through an often lengthy court process to apply for guardianship.
The Scullion LAW commitment to providing a superior level of client care means we care about providing legal solutions for our clients and communities that we know will positively affect their lives.
To this end we support various charities by providing expert legal advice and assistance to those who need it most. Our staff are Dementia Friends – working with Alzheimer Scotland. We regularly see the effect of dementia has on people and their families with our Guardianship Order and Power of Attorney clients, and can see there are lots of people living with dementia in our community and feel it is our duty to support them. Understanding people is core to everything we do.
We are also fully aware that legal fees can often be a concern for our clients and our success and growth has been built on making sure our fees are fair, reasonable and transparent with no fees being charged without express prior approval. This ensures you can be confident in the service you receive and can focus on what matters to you and your family.
If you think you may require a Power of Attorney and need advice, don’t delay in calling our expert Power of Attorney Lawyers today. We are always on hand to guide and advise you, whatever your legal issue. Our fresh approach to legal services, our open and friendly service, and proven track record over forty years has helped us to earn our excellent reputation in the Glasgow and Hamilton area. We regularly serve clients in Glasgow, Hamilton, Bearsden, Bishopbriggs Milngavie, Bothwell, Strathaven, Thorntonhall and across the West of Scotland. Call us at our offices in Glasgow and Hamilton on 0141 413 4211.
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