Steps to setting up your power of attorney
Do you need a Power of attorney?
As soon as you have any assets, especially if you share a home or bills with someone and you do not have joint accounts. Why you should get a power of attorney.
Decide which POA you will set up
A financial POA allows someone to access your bank accounts and pay bills on your behalf. A health POA can make decisions about your treatment if you can not. Understand different types of POA
List key information for your attorneys
Your attorneys can only act on your behalf if you have listed your wishes, in terms of your health needs, you will need a living will. If financial they need to know where your accounts are.
View an example of a digital store which details out your assets, bills and social media wishes.
Write up your POA
This can be done through a solicitor or can be done yourself through the government website and registered with the Office of public guardian. Steps to create a POA
Office of the Public Guardian
Enduring Power of Attorney
Tools & Resources
Organising a power of attorney
Make & register lasting power of attorney @ GOV.UK
Activitating a power of attorney
Finding a solicitor to write up your power of attorney