Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors
Losing mental capacity affects our ability to make decisions about our finances and welfare. This can happen suddenly, following an injury, or as the result of a long-term illness. Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that someone you trust has the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able.
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Tailored advice throughout the Lasting Power of Attorney process
A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) allows you to appoint one or more people to help you make decisions, or to make decisions on your behalf. If you’re married or in a civil partnership, you may assume that your partner can automatically make decisions regarding your assets, and your health and welfare, if you lose capacity. However, this is not the case.
If you lose mental capacity before setting up an LPA, an application will be made to the Court of Protection to determine who is the most appropriate person to manage your affairs. This process is more costly and, until such a determination is made, your dependants and/or loved ones will not be able to make decisions regarding your property and/or health and welfare. An LPA gives you more control and, if set up correctly, will give your appointed attorneys immediate authority to make decisions in the unfortunate event that you lose mental capacity.
There are many factors to consider when making an LPA. Our experienced solicitors offer tailored advice and will guide you through the process.
Easy & Transparent Fixed Pricing
Property & Financial Affairs£295 + VAT
Your attorneys can make decisions about your financial affairs, including managing bank accounts, paying bills, and buying and selling property.
Health & Welfare Decisions£295 + VAT
Your attorneys can make decisions relating to medical care, wellbeing, and maintaining quality of life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A lasting power of attorney is a document which appoints attorney(s) to make decisions about a persons’ property and financial affairs or health and welfare. They remain effective when the person appointing the attorney(s) is no longer able to make those decisions for themselves (they lack mental capacity).
A lasting power of attorney isn’t something only older people in poor health should consider. You can have an accident or suffer unexpected illness at any age so it is important to set one up whilst you have mental capacity. Appointing attorneys under a lasting power of attorney can protect you and your family financially and reduce conflict by clearly stating who you wish to help you make decisions when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.
You can make a lasting power of attorney yourself, however it can be quite complicated and the assistance and advice of a solicitor is recommended.