Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legally binding document which allows you to appoint someone who you trust to make decisions on your behalf in relation to your healthcare and/or finances.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives you control over what happens if you have an accident or suffer from an illness and can no longer make your own decisions. If you lack mental capacity an LPA can ensure that your finances are still managed and decisions can be made regarding your welfare.
People make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to provide themselves with protection and to ensure their wishes are respected should they be unable to make decisions themselves.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):
Health & Welfare - which relates to health and welfare decisions
Property & Finance - which covers property and financial affairs.
You can make an LPA for one or both areas depending on your needs.
You can also choose whether it takes immediate effect or only in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself in the future.
What We Can Do
We can provide legal advice and prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) in accordance with your wishes and instructions to protect your interests. We can act as a Certificate Provider to certify you are able to enter a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and we can register the LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian to ensure there is a public record of this.
If it is more convenient for us to visit you at home, then this is a service we may be able to offer you. We also offer remote assistance by Skype and telephone if necessary.
Alongside our LPA service, we advise and assist in relation to Wills & Inheritance work to ensure that your assets and estate are distributed in accordance with your wishes if you were to pass away.
Our Past Cases
Below are some will cases we have conducted in the past:
Prepared property and financial Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for a client to allow her daughter to be able to access her bank accounts immediately.
Prepared a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as well as a Property and Finance Lasting Power of Attorney for a husband and wife to appoint their three children to act jointly as their Attorneys.
Revoked Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) for a client and prepared replacements to reflect their new wishes and appoint a different Attorney.