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A Lasting Power of Attorney Gives you Peace of Mind

Unfortunate times are uncalled for. It can be a mishap, illness or even dementia. Have you ever thought about what will happen to your near and dear ones in your absence? Give this a thought and come to us for making their life simpler and hassle-free in your unfortunate times.

 

Legacy Matters steps in to give your spouse, your child or your next of kin to have the legal powers in controlling your personal or business affairs or in taking decisions on your behalf in your unfortunate times by creating ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’.

 

If something happens to you, leaving you unable to make decisions, what will happen to your loved ones? Many people assume that a next of kin can act on our behalf but, unless a Lasting Power of Attorney is in place, they have no legal powers.

If something happens to you, leaving you unable to make decisions, what will happen to your loved ones? Many people assume that a next of kin can act on our behalf but, unless a Lasting Power of Attorney is in place, they have no legal powers.

Knowledge about Lasting Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney is an authoritative record that lets you (the ‘donor’) name at least one individual (known as ‘attorney’) to help you settle on choices for your sake. This gives you more authority over what befalls on you if you have a mishap, a disease and can’t settle on your own choices because of your mental incapacity. However, there are certain terms to be followed while finalising your power of attorney:

 

  • You should be 18 years of age or over and have the mental capacity to make your lasting power of attorney.

  • Power of attorney documents should be registered at the Office of Public Guardian for the process to commence. The process takes up to 10 weeks to complete.

  • You can assign one attorney or more suitable and trustworthy attorneys depending upon the circumstances you put them in.

  • You don’t have to live in the UK or be a British resident to make the power of attorney.

  • In case this process remains unfinished, your family will have to go through a legal process when a judge finalises the lasting power of attorney. During this process, your bank accounts are frozen and no financial transactions are allowed which might even impact your financial and business affairs.

 

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives the people you trust the power to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself. They can make decisions for you should you have an accident, illness or loss of mental or physical capacity recognising the seriousness of their responsibility. Setting this plan in motion, before it is needed, puts you firmly in control of your affairs.

  • An Attorney only has the authority to act when the LPA has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian

  •  An Attorney can only make decisions about your health and welfare when you are unable to do so for yourself.

A Lasting Power of Attorney can only be prepared while you have the mental capacity to do so. Once you are unable to decide for yourself, your family will need to follow a complex legal process to be able to act on your behalf. A Judge will make the final decision as to who is appointed to deal with your affairs, which may not be the person you would have chosen. During this long process, your bank accounts may be frozen and bills may go unpaid significantly impacting your financial and business affairs.

Our expert advisors can help you make the best decisions

For some people, having one Attorney is enough. For others three or four Attorneys may be more suitable. There is no limit on the number of Attorneys you can have and what you want or require will depend on your individual circumstances. Having someone you trust to help you with these important matters removes any potential stress or anxiety from the process. We can help you make these important decisions with our expert guidance and advice.

Different types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Setting your Lasting Power of Attorney in motion puts your mind at ease and allows an open discussion with those who will eventually want to take care of you. Cultivating openness about your wishes is invaluable and means that there is no ambiguity surrounding your personal and business affairs.

 

 

Depending on your circumstances, there are a range of LPAs you may need:

  • Property & Financial Affairs allows the person(s) appointed to make decisions on your behalf on money matters, such paying bills, dealing with savings and investments, arranging and collecting benefits or even selling property to pay for your care.

  • Business allows you to appoint a suitable attorney to make decisions concerning your business interests ensuring that it continues to function in your absence.

  • Health and Welfare allows the person(s) appointed to make decisions for you on personal matters such as care, where you live, as well as decisions regarding medical and life-sustaining treatment.

Putting these plans in place means that you decide exactly how much authority your ‘Attorney’ would have and whether you want to impose any restrictions, safeguarding your wishes and ensuring they are carried out.

Why Legacy Matters?

We, at Legacy Matters, offer legal advice on assigning the lasting power of attorney and help you till the end of the long process. Our expertise lies in documentation and legalising the process in front of the Judge. We follow a working principle of honesty, integrity, openness and caring for others. Following ethical work practices, we have gained the trust of a lot of people around the country who have titled us as their ‘trusted legal advisers’ or as a ‘go-to legal adviser’ in implementing lasting power of attorney in the UK.

Different types of Lasting Power of Attorneys

Health and Welfare

Let the people you trust make decisions on your behalf by assigning them as your attorney while you are at the lowest of your health and unable to decide on your own. These decisions include doing your daily chores, medical care, moving into a care home or going through a life-threatening treatment. Assign an attorney who better understands your health and who acknowledges the health issues you face.

 

 

Financial Affairs

Let the people you trust make decisions on your behalf by assigning them as your attorney for all your monetary affairs like paying bills, managing a bank account, building a society account, collecting monetary benefits or pensions.

 

 

Business Affairs

Let the people you trust make decisions on your behalf by assigning them as your attorney for all your business affairs like signing business contracts, solving disputes, giving advice on privacy matters, protecting security breaches, information governance, registration of business structure, federal and sales tax, attaining necessary licenses, decisions on transportation goods, looking after sales and purchases of the business, new mergers, new acquisitions, etc. To handle all these affairs efficiently, you need to assign a business attorney who possesses a skill set and is far more equipped to handle work pressures.

 

 

Property Affairs

Let the people you trust make decisions on your behalf by assigning them as your attorney for all your property affairs like home purchases within the country or outside the country, home selling, decisions on home loans, making agreements on asset management, signing of transfer papers or managing home insurance policies, property tax payments, transferring of funds for property management, etc. A lasting power of attorney ensures the legal transfer of property from you to the buyer. Your attorney will also have the authority to solve property disputes, give advice for lease or licensing of properties owned by you and give approvals or permits for the development of your real estate projects. The legalization of all these property matters are can be handled by the attorney you choose.

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Know your Wishes Will be Carried Out

Have someone you trust taking care of your affairs if you are no longer able to do so for yourself

Give your Attorney fast Access

Once your LPA is registered with the Office of Public Guardian it can be enacted as soon as you are incapacitated, making sure your affairs are taken care of without delay.

Avoid Lengthy Legal Processes

Once you are incapacitated it is too late – avoid months of delay and expense for your family

Expert Guidance on the right LPA for you

Convenient Appointments

We can meet you at a time and place that suits you – even online if you prefer.

Regular Will Reviews

We’ll send you friendly reminders to make sure your Will is up to date as your circumstances change.

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