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Our Powers of Attorney Services

You should consider making a Power of Attorney if you’re concerned about losing the ability to manage your own welfare or finances in the future 

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document meaning a person or people of your choice can act on your behalf, be that relatives, friends or professionals. If you lose the mental capacity to manage your financial affairs, your legal power of attorney/s can take over. In Northern Ireland, an EPA is only legally binding once it has been registered with the Office of Care and Protection (OCP).

Why choose Power of Attorney services from Thompsons NI?

When it comes to making an Enduring Power of Attorney, be sure you’re getting the best advice and support possible. Thompsons NI Solicitors has an experienced, dedicated team of Power of Attorney solicitors who can support you with all aspects of the process, providing legal advice and guidance every step of the way.

The benefits of making an Enduring Power of Attorney are:

  • You can choose someone you trust to look after your finances in the future;
  • In addition to specifying your wishes for your finances, you can specify what powers your EPA has, i.e. you can restrict them from selling particular assets, such as your home;
  • It provides peace of mind that your affairs will be in order should you become mentally or physically incapacitated;
  • It reduces the chance of future complications and costs for your family members or loved ones – obtaining control of someone else’s affairs without an EPA is time-consuming and expensive.

You can complete the applications for an EPA yourself, however, due to its complexities and significance, we recommend you seek independent legal advice from one of our experts based in Belfast before officially appointing your chosen attorneys.

If you are aged 18 or over and are able to understand what making an EPA means, you are eligible to contact our expert Power of Attorney solicitors on 0800 138 6880 for more information on how we can help.