A Lasting Power of Attorney Gives you Peace of Mind
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.
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.
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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
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.