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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY


INTRODUCTION

Many say that having Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPAs’) in place is just as important as having a will. There are two types - Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare.

The alternative to setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney is to go through the Court of Protection, which is highly expensive, takes a long time and essentially means that an uninterested third party decides how your affairs should be managed!  Lasting Powers of Attorney cannot be set up once you have lost mental capacity and so the right time to have these set up is now, before it is too late.


LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY - PROPERTY AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

These allow loved ones to protect you and manage your financial affairs whilst you are still alive, but are unable to do so yourself. People lose mental capacity due to accidents, illnesses and sudden unpredicted events, such as strokes, which is why we recommend that all clients of all ages have Powers of Attorney put in place. LPAs for Property and Financial Affairs ensure that should you lose mental capacity; your chosen Attorneys will be able to manage your affairs in your best interests.


LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY - HEALTH AND WELFARE

Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPAs’) for Health and Welfare cover a client’s interests beyond merely his or her money, should a client lose mental capacity. This document relates to things such as choice of care home, who can visit the client (or, indeed, the ability to stop someone who is distressing the client from visiting him/her) and what decision should be made regarding life-sustaining treatment.

It is very difficult to persuade the Court of Protection to make decisions on Health and Welfare (and, even if they do, it will be very costly and time consuming) which means it’s vital that these documents are set up by a client when they have mental capacity and before it is too late.



BBC1 - The One Show - Lasting Powers of Attorney

This three minute video shows a real life example of what can happen if you do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney properly set up and the difficulties it can cause your family if you become unable to manage your own affairs.



GREAT VALUE - HELPFUL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

We can draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for only £148. This is for either a Property & Financial Affairs LPA or a Health & Welfare LPA. We can draw up both types for only £270, this is ideal as they each protect your interests in different respects.

These prices include VAT, two home visits to ensure everything has been prepared and completed correctly and all the documentation being produced by Goodwills Legal Services Ltd, a specialist regulated law firm.

(There would be additional costs should these need to be registered, either at the time they are drawn up or at some stage in the future).


Please contact us with any queries or to make an appointment.




All legal work is completed by Goodwills Legal Services Ltd, a specialist regulated law firm.



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