How to make an Ordinary Power of Attorney

How to make an Ordinary Power of Attorney

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An ordinary power of attorney covers decisions about your financial affairs and is valid while you have mental capacity.

It is suitable if you need cover for a temporary period (such as a hospital stay or holiday) or if you find it hard to get out, or you want someone to act for you.

You can find out more about ordinary powers of attorney by reading an overview of their uses and how to make one here.

Not sure if you need an ordinary power of attorney or a lasting power of attorney? If so, read our overview on lasting powers of attorneys to see if they better suit your needs. 

If you are still unsure which you need, or are certain and want some help getting the documents drafted, then get in touch with our friendly team of professionals to get started on 01865 507174 or at

How To

Confused about getting started? Here is a useful checklist to show you what you need to know, before writing a Will.

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