Our Private Client team will assist you with all of your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) needs.
There may be a situation in the future which could prevent you from dealing with your property and financial affairs as a result of a physical or mental impairment, for example, this could be due to you or a loved one suffering from dementia or a stroke.
Lasting Power Of Attorney – Financial Decisions:
By making Lasting Power(s) of Attorney (LPA) documents whilst you have capacity to do so you can appoint an Attorney(s) who you trust to act should you become unable to deal with your property and financial affairs.
Unfortunately, in the event that Lasting Power(s) of Attorney (LPA) documents have not been made and you do not have the mental capacity to make a Power of Attorney a formal application would need to be made by your next of kin to the Court of Protection, which can be an expensive and time consuming process. To ensure your loved ones can act for you should you become unable to do so, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) should be prepared.
Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Care Decisions:
You should also consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) relating to health and care decisions. Your Attorney(s), for example, would be able to make decisions as to where you live, what day to day care you receive, access to medical records and if you wish your Attorney(s) to have authority to give or refuse consent to life sustaining treatment this can be indicated on the document.
If you would like to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) please contact us on 0121 448 3107.