1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Isobel19660

    Isobel19660 Registered User

    Feb 5, 2015
    17
    Hi just wondering if anybody has done POA on line ?

    It looks simple enough and much cheaper than going to solicitors but is there any catches ??
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,303
    Male
    North Manchester
    For a straight forward application with no special clauses you should not have any problems.

    Just make sure that you understand the difference 'joint' and 'joint and several'.

    The OPG are very helpful with queries but will not give specific advice.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,490
    Female
    London
    No catches. It really is simple and you can copy all info over to the second POA with a click of the mouse. Plus the software automatically crosses out sections that aren't applicable (for example if you have only one attorney). You can also save the document at any point and go back to it later. You still have to print it and get it signed and dated, but at least no one can mistake your handwriting for a different meaning! I also thought it was easier to fill in page by page instead of overloading you with guidance notes like the paper version.
     
  4. Sianey

    Sianey Registered User

    Mar 23, 2015
    103
    Yorkshire
    Ours was done online, health and wellbeing and property and finances, it's all worked out ok.
     
  5. LizzyA

    LizzyA Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    72
    Near Reading
    I did mum's on-line. Whilst long-winded the forms aren't complex so unless you've got a particularly complex arrangement you should be fine to do them yourself. Another example of solicitors charging a huge amount for what is something pretty straightforward!
     

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