Power of Attorney and Guardianship Solicitors Paisley, Bearsden & Glasgow, Scotland
If you’re unable to look after your financial affairs or welfare because of illness, injury, dementia or old age, then having a power of attorney granted will ensure that a trusted relative, friend or solicitor can do it for you. If a family member or close friend becomes incapable of dealing with their financial affairs, then we can assist with arranging a Guardianship Court Application. Whatever your circumstances, Wright & Crawford experienced solicitors can advise you on the best option available.
Peace of mind through Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is set up when you still have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself. It means that if at any time you become unable to do this, someone you trust will be able to act on your behalf. There are two types of power of attorney:
- Continuing power of attorney, which gives a person you choose control over your financial affairs either now or when you become unable to look after them yourself, and
- Welfare power of attorney, which empowers someone you choose to make decisions about your welfare if you cannot do so yourself.
A power of attorney will reassure you that no matter what comes next, your best interests will be taken care of.
Guardianship, granted by a court order known as a Guardianship Order, authorises you to make decisions on behalf of a friend or relative with incapacity (someone who is unable to make decisions regarding their own welfare, property or financial affairs). We have considerable expertise in incapacity law and have helped many families apply for guardianship for an incapable relative. Since we have solicitors who act as guardians, Wright & Crawford have the practical experience needed to guide families through the whole guardianship process in order to comply with the relevant Codes of Practice.
Wright & Crawford have been helping the elderly to plan their affairs for over 100 years. Our honest and trustworthy lawyers can reassure you and help you take the next steps to secure your future. Our team have the knowledge and expertise to help you with any questions you may have regarding powers of attorney and guardianship. Mark Ralston, head of our civil litigation team, specialises in guardianship cases and is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Incapacity and Mental Disability Law.
Contact our Private Client Solicitors Paisley and Bearsden, Glasgow
Wright & Crawford is based in Paisley and Bearsden and serves clients throughout Renfrewshire and the Glasgow area. We are dedicated to making sure our clients are given the best tools to care for themselves and their relatives. To find out more about what we can do for you, contact our private client team on 0141 942 3764 for our Glasgow office, 0141 887 6211 for our Paisley Office or use our online contact form.