Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which gives a person the legal power to manage the affairs of another at anytime and in particular in the event of loss of mental capacity.

There are two types of LPA:

1. One to manage
financial affairs

2. One to make medical and welfare decisions

Normally, people choose to arrange for both types at the same time.

Security for The Future

The main reason to arrange an LPA is to ensure that, should your mental health fail, the person who will be making decisions on your behalf is someone you know and trust. Someone you can rely on to make the decisions that are in your best interests, and to take care of both you and your affairs in the way that you know you would do yourself if you were able.

Falling ill without this protection in place may lead to significant problems for both you and your family. Your family may have to bear costs for your care and affairs from their own resources simply because they cannot access the means you yourself have. Or medical staff may decide on courses of action or treatment that your family and loved ones know you would not approve of, but are powerless to control.

An LPA gives a person of your choice the right to act on your behalf as if it were you yourself making those decisions and taking those actions.

Professional, Qualified Guidance

There are very specific ways to prepare and word the paperwork used to set up an LPA, and this paperwork then has to be accepted by the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be legally effective. Errors will cause delays in the acceptance of the paperwork, and depending who you are using to help and guide you, could add considerably to the costs.

Because I am professionally qualified and specialise in this area, I can prepare your paperwork and manage your application so that it will be accepted with the minimum of delay, and the minimum of fuss, for a straight forward low-cost fixed fee.