A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so yourself.
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An LPA is a legal document that enables you to choose someone (or more than one person) that you trust to make decisions on your behalf about things such as your property and financial affairs or health welfare, at a time when you no longer are able to make those decisions. This can save a great deal of money and distress, and will ensure that your affairs will be handled correctly and speedily.

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA in place, it will be necessary for your family to apply to the Court of Protection to have a deputy appointed to deal with everyday financial matters. This is a slow and very expensive process, costing thousands of pounds. If you have to use a lawyer, it could cost a lot more. If you already have an LPA arranged, this will not be necessary.
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA):

  • A Property and Financial affairs LPA is for decisions about finances, such as selling a property, managing a bank account or dealing with other institutions.

  • A Health and Welfare LPA is for decisions about health and personal welfare, such as where to live, day-to-day care or having medical treatment. This is most pertinent in cases of mental incapacity.
We help create and register LPAs for you, ensuring your future will be looked after, should the need arise.
To start the process for your LPA
just call us on 07711 618269 to arrange a visit.