We can advise, prepare and register your Lasting Powers of Attorney forms for you.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
You can choose to do this just to make your life easier, or for it to be in place in case you cannot manage your own affairs, whether that be through temporary circumstances (such as being unconscious) or permanent ones (such as developing dementia) loss of mental capacity.
To make a valid LPA you must have the mental capacity to understand what you are doing and you must not have been put under any pressure to create them.
We act as your "certificate provider" to confirm your understanding of the documents.
Why are they important?
Who could I appoint?
What are the different types of LPA?
There are 2 different types of LPA: An LPA Financial Decisions enables you to choose who can make financial decisions for you and an LPA Health and Care Decisions enables you to choose who can make decisions about where you should live and medical treatments. You can also put in place a separate LPA Financial Decisions in respect of your business interests.
What can my attorneys do?
|Actions||LPA PA||LPA PA Business||LPA HW|
|Deal with bank accounts||✔||✔|
|Deal with bills||✔||✔|
|Deal with making investments||✔||✔|
|Receive state benefits on your behalf||✔|
|Sell your home should the need arise||✔|
|Discuss medical issues with doctors||✔|
|Make decisions about healthcare||✔|
|Make decisions about life sustaining treatment||✔|
|Make decisions about what you eat||✔|
|Decide on where you should live||✔|
When are LPAs registered?
Is there a court fee?
What do I do next?
Simply call us to arrange an appointment and we will visit you at home to discuss your situation. We will take your instructions if you want us to prepare the documents for you. Once they have been drafted we would bring them to you for signing and witnessing. We would complete the registration documents and submit the forms to the Office of the Public Guardian. It will take the court approximately 6-10 weeks to process the forms. Once the court has completed the registration, the LPA(s) will be returned to you for safekeeping.