Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
However distant it may seem, it’s always a good idea to prepare for a time when we may require help in making important decisions regarding our welfare, health and finances.
If you are considering appointing a lasting power of attorney (LPA) then the first step is to understand the full range of options available to you.
If you’re worried about losing the ability to manage your finances or who will make decisions about your welfare in later life, you may want to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to plan what should happen to you and who would be able to make decisions for you, if you become unable to make decisions for yourself in the future.
Putting a Lasting Power of Attorney in place offers security for you and your loved ones and lets you decide what should happen if old age, illness or injury leave you unable to deal with your own affairs. You can give instructions on what should happen to your money and your property.
Without a Lasting Power of Attorney, your family and friends may find it difficult to manage your affairs and they may not know your wishes. They may need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order, which can be costly and time-consuming.
Many clients ask our solicitors for our support when a member of their family lacks sufficient mental capacity to submit an LPA due to illness, or any other reason. In these circumstances, we can also advise on submitting a formal application to the Court of Protection.
Our expert team of lawyers has a great deal of experience in Lasting Powers of Attorney and can help you to make a plan that ensures your wishes are adhered to later in life.
Generally, we provide legal support for two types of lasting power of attorney:
- Health & Welfare
- Property & Finance
To discuss Powers of Attorney with our friendly and professional team call 0161 503 1717 or fill in our contact form below and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.