A lasting power of attorney (LPA) gives another individual the legal authority to look after specific aspects of your financial affairs or health and welfare should you lose the capacity to do so.
They are not just for the elderly; younger people may become incapacitated through accident or illness.
If you do not have an LPA in place and later become mentally incapacitated, relatives may face long delays and expense in applying to the Court of Protection to get access and take control of your assets, finances and welfare.
Benefits of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- Give someone you trust the power to act on your behalf if you can’t due to mental or physical incapacity;
- Your loved ones will make decisions on your behalf, not the Court of Protection;
- Ensure any care and medical treatment you receive is in line with what you want and expect;
- Ensure your finances are managed in accordance with your instructions in the event of an accident or incapacity.
We can offer personally tailored help and advice in preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney for you and your family at a fixed fee. Call us today on 01484 840 445 or complete our online enquiry form here.