Lasting Power Of Attorney
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
By making an LPA you can give someone (your Attorney) you know and trust your express authority to deal with your affairs if you are unable to do this yourself. An LPA cannot be used until it has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian. It can cover either your financial affairs, or decisions that may need to be made about your personal welfare (e.g. medical treatment, care and so on) or both.
The power runs parallel to your own right to deal with your assets and to make decisions for yourself. Making an LPA is sensible planning.
What If I Do Not Have An LPA And Need Help In The Future?
If you do not have an LPA and become unable to deal with your own affairs due to a loss of mental capacity, the process of appointing someone to stand in your place (and be your Court-appointed Deputy) can be cumbersome and costly. Appointing an Attorney under an LPA is much less expensive and gives you and your family peace of mind for the future. For more information, please visit our deputyships page.
What We Can Do For You
We have a dedicated team of experienced, professional and approachable Solicitors. We offer friendly and efficient advice. We are able to meet you at any of our offices or, if it is more convenient for you, at your home or other location at a date and time that is best for you. Our team will be there to support and advise you every step of the way, understanding the difficult time you will be going through.
Lasting Power Of Attorney Frequently Asked Questions
- Does An LPA Have To Be Registered?
- How Long Does It Take To Prepare And Register An LPA?
- How Much Does It Cost To Apply For A Deputyship Order?
- What Happens If Somebody I Know Cannot Manage Their Affairs And Does Not Have An LPA?
- When Can I Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney?
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