Wills and estate planning

Making a Will that's right for you

Can an attorney spend the donor’s funds on others, including themselves, if the donor approves it in the Power of Attorney?

It’s difficult for attorneys to know if they can spend funds on others. Is it made easier if the donor says they can in the Power of Attorney?

The Public Guardian has recently brought test cases which have resulted in a much-needed set of rules, and a user-friendly flow chart, that attorneys in England and Wales can follow when deciding whether they can spend the donor's funds for the benefit of others.

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