Making a Lasting Power of Attorney
If you want to give someone you trust the ability to make decisions on your behalf if you don't have the mental capacity to do so, then you need to make a lasting power of attorney. I make the process painless and hassle-free. I offer convenient home appointments seven days a week throughout Yorkshire & Humberside.
I come to your home, at a time that suits you. I'll answer your questions, understand your circumstances and give you practical advice on the things that you need to consider.
My pricing is fixed and comprehensive and you don't have to pay anything upfront.
For free initial advice, please call me on 01904 500805 or email email@example.com
This video from The One Show explains how difficult it can be to manage someone's affairs if they can't make decisions for themselves and they haven't made a lasting power of attorney.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) allows you to give someone you trust (your attorney/s) the legal authority to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf if you lack mental capacity to do so at some time in the future. There are two different types of LPA and you can make one or both:
Property & Financial Affairs – covering decisions on things such as buying and selling your property, dealing with and paying your bills, managing your bank accounts and investing your money.
Health & Welfare – covering decisions about where you should live, how you should be treated medically, what you should eat and who you should have contact with.
• The term ‘next of kin’ has no legal status financially.
• The only person who can make decisions about your health is you or a legally appointed attorney if you have lost mental capacity.
• Under the Mental Capacity Act (2005), every decision that an attorney makes must be in your ‘best interests’.
• Are there any accounts, investments or property that only you control? If you weren’t physically or mentally capable of accessing them, would it cause difficulties for you or other people? If yes, then you should make a lasting power of attorney for Property & Financial Affairs .
• Crucially, you can only make a lasting power of attorney when you have the mental capacity to do so.
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