Lasting Powers of Attorney
Both Health & Welfare and Property & Financial Affairs are available
The different types of LPA's
Property and Financial
Opening, managing, closing bank accounts
Looking after your tax, investments, pensions and benefits (these could be private or state)
Authority to pay any bills - household, health care, care home or otherwise
Buying, leasing or selling property
Purchasing any cars or equipment you may need
Health and Welfare
Deciding where you live e.g. choosing your care home
Deciding what kind of care you receive
Making all medical decisions, including life sustaining treatment
Deciding your social activities/selfcare routine
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that may need to be called upon should you become mentally or physically incapacitated. It allows someone that you have chosen to make decisions on your behalf.
Why do I need an LPA?
A LPA ensures that the person making decisions for you is someone you trust to act in your best interests. Your family is not automatically entitled to do this.
This must be completed whilst you still have full mental capacity.
What happens if I don't have an LPA?
Should the unfortunate happen and you become mentally or physically incapacitated, perhaps due to illness or an accident, without an LPA in place someone would have to apply for Deputyship through the Court of Protection.
This process can be long winded, stressful and costly. During this time all assets would be frozen. This would leave you/or family unable to access any bank accounts etc or make any health/care decisions.
ANYONE can apply for Deputyship, including your Local Authorities. This could mean a stranger could be making decisions about your care or financial affairs.
Registering your LPA...
No LPA is effective until it is registered with the office of public guardian. Attorneys have a statutory duty to always act in your best interests. Failure to do so could be a criminal offence.
Give yourself peace of mind knowing your health and assets are looked after by someone you trust.
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