POWERS OF ATTORNEY
A Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows someone to handle your affairs in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. This may be as a result of an accident, illness or simply old age. A Power of Attorney is something you should put in place whilst you are still healthy and have the capability to do so. A Power of Attorney can be immediate or only become effective in the event of you being incapacitated.
A Power of Attorney is like an insurance policy. We all insure our cars and homes against accidents and damage, a Power of Attorney is a way of insuring ourselves so that our affairs can be looked after in the event that we suffer from an accident or ill health.
The Office of the Public Guardian was established by the Scottish Executive in 2000 and one of its aims is to protect members of the public who are unable to fend for themselves. As a consequence all Powers of Attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian and the Public Guardian recommends that everyone over the age of 50 should have a Power of Attorney in place.
At RGM we provide a professional and personal service, discussing and advising on all the issues and ensuring the Power of Attorney suits your particular circumstances. If you are interested in discussing a Power of Attorney please contact one of our offices for an appointment with one of our Solicitors.
RGM Grangemouth 01324 482197 ask for Gordon Marshall or Harvey Waddell
RGM Linlithgow 01506 847070