At Morton Fraser we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
A Power of Attorney is a document which gives a trusted person or people authority to take action or make decisions on your behalf if there ever comes a time when you are not capable of doing those things yourself.
This can cover both your financial affairs and your health and welfare.
Without a Power of Attorney, it is not the case that your spouse or next of kin will be able to pick up these things for you, so it is important to ensure you have thought about who you would want to help should anything happen and to take steps to get a Power of Attorney put in place.
We will explain exactly what a Power of Attorney is and what and when it would be used and meet with you in person to discuss and to ensure you are completely comfortable with the idea of putting a Power of Attorney in place. We will discuss this with you in relation to your particular circumstances, to include your family situation and your assets, to make sure that this is appropriate for you.
Benefits we bring
We aim to sort this out for you as quickly as possible and to make the whole process straightforward for you and your family. We will advise you on the requirement to register the Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian and explain when we would recommend this is done. We can also advise on longer term arrangements and have a dedicated Later Life Planning Team who can help you and your Attorneys in the future.
Our approach to fees
In almost all cases, we will be able to give you a fixed fee quote for the preparation of a Power of Attorney. We will need to speak with you before we can do that to establish your particular requirements (for example whether you need us to see you at home or in hospital.)