If you require advice on a disputed Power of Attorney then our experienced lawyers are here to help
Court of Protection
Disputing an LPA -
What to consider
An Attorney must always act in the best interests of the donor.
You may wish to dispute a Power of Attorney if you consider the power has been granted to the wrong person or the individual did not have the necessary capacity to make the Power of Attorney. You may also have concerns that an attorney’s actions are not in the best interests of the individual.
Alternatively you may be the Attorney that is facing the challenge in respect of your actions.
Can you dispute a Power Of Attorney?
Lasting Power of Attorney disputes tend to happen when there’s a disagreement over whether the donor had the mental capacity to complete the LPA.
Alternatively, you may be disputing specific actions that an Attorney has taken, so how an Attorney is seen to be dealing with the donor’s affairs. This includes things such as:
Spending by the Attorney
Investment decisions made by the Attorney
The sale and management of the donor’s property
The donor’s Will
An Attorney has gifted themselves money
Our team of experts are here to advise you
We will support you throughout the process
about disputing an LPA
Whatever your concerns, it is always best to take legal advice from lawyers who specialise in this type of work as it is very complex.
We will talk you through your concerns and discuss the best way forward for you and your situation, whether you have concerns about an Attorney or Deputy or are acting as one and are facing complaints from other family members about your handling of the matter.
We can deal with all types of disputed Power of Attorney cases and can apply to the Court of Protection on your behalf to request a review of what the Attorney has done.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, the costs vary.
Please contact us to discuss your circumstances.
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