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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document, registered with and supervised by the Office of the Public Guardian, that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf, if you're no longer able to or if you no longer want to make your own decisions. It is only effective during your lifetime, so cannot replace a will. There are two types of LPA.
A health and welfare LPA lets your attorney make decisions about your medical treatment and day-to-day care. This can include where you live, what you eat, what medical treatment you receive and who you see. They are only effective if and to the extent that you are unable to make those decisions yourself.
A property and financial affairs LPA lets your attorney handle (and make decisions about) your money and property. This can include paying your bills, selling your property, collecting your pension and collecting your benefits. This can be used at any time once it has been registered.
We can help by advising you as the person granting the LPA on what it means and how you can have the most suitable LPA for your specific needs, and any things you should consider and discuss with your proposed attorneys. We can also advise attorneys on their rights and responsibilities when acting as your attorney.
Why use us?
We aim to build and maintain genuine relationships with clients and be professional and approachable. We are cost effective and offer flexible appointments in the office, at your home, on the telephone or with on-line video-conferencing.
Our senior wills specialist is a solicitor who has over 25 years’ experience in advising on capacity issues, including when family members’ opinions differ and LPAs are invalid and advising on the use of LPAs. He is also a professional Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.
We charge £237 including vat for each LPA. Fees for deputyship applications and other related matters can be given on a no-obligation basis when we have a greater understanding of what we are needed to do.
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