Lasting Power of Attorney

Peace of mind knowing someone you trust is in control

There are two types of lasting power of attorneys (LPA).

1.Property and Financial LPA
This form of LPA provides your attorney with the authority to deal with your daily financial affairs including buying selling your property, dealing with your bills, bank accounts and investments.

2. Health and welfare LPA
This form of LPA provides your attorney with the authority to make decisions regarding your health and care. A health and welfare LPA only comes into effect if you lose mental capacity. It gives your next of kin or chosen attorney(s) legal powers they don’t ordinarily have matters such as medical treatments and other lifestyle choices. In that way your wishes are known in advance and may be carried out by a third party appointed.

An LPA is the only way that someone can choose who they trust to manage their affairs, if they lose mental capacity and aren’t able to do so themselves.

Deciding to take out LPA’s is a very important and essential decision. It’s important to know that there’s plenty of help and guidance available, so that all your affairs to be taken care of.

Why is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) important at any age?

Due to the advancements in medicine, the average life expectancy in the UK is on the increase. There is an increase in the number of cases of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society, by 2025 more than 1 million people in the UK will have dementia.

As a result, it can become difficult to manage your own affairs.

Making an LPA while you can, puts you back in control.

  • Accidents can happen at any age.
  • Mental capacity is not just an issue for the elderly. In reality, accidents are unpredictable and can happen at any time in your life.
  • An accident may result in losing your capacity (Mental Capacity Act 2005) or being unable to deal with your affairs.

TAKE THE PRECAUTIONARY STEPS OF PUTTING IN PLACE LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY, THEN YOUR FAMILY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS ON YOUR BEHALF.

IF NOT, THEN THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU MAY HAVE TO APPLY TO THE COURT OF PROTECTION TO APPOINT SOMEONE TO MANAGE YOUR AFFAIRS WHICH WILL BE MORE COSTLY AND TIME CONSUMING AND NOT YOUR PREFERRED CHOICE OF MANAGEMENT.

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