Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney appoints one or more trusted people who can act on your behalf and, if necessary, make decisions in your best interests, should you not be able to do so at any point in the future.
We believe that having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place is just as important as having a Will.
There are two types - Property & Financial Affairs LPA and Health & Welfare LPA. It is ideal to have both types as they each protect your interests in different respects.
The alternative to setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney is to go through the Court of Protection, which is very 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.
Property And Financial Affairs LPA
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.
Health And Welfare LPA
Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare cover a client’s interests beyond merely his or her money, property and assets. 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.
Free Information Pack
We offer a free Lasting Powers of Attorney information pack of leaflets and an information sheet. To request your pack simply call, email or use the contact form.
Great Value - Helpful Professional Service
We can draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney for only £198. This is for either a Property & Financial Affairs LPA or a Health & Welfare LPA. We can draw up both types for only £358. There are further discounts available for couples who both make Lasting Powers of Attorney at the same time.
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 legal services practice. All options are clearly explained so that you can make informed decisions.
(Additionally, there would usually be a fee to the Office of the Public Guardian at the time the LPA is registered. Registration can take place at the time the LPA is drawn up or at some stage in the future).
Please contact us with any queries or to make an appointment.