Unfortunately ill health, age-related conditions such as dementia or even an accident can easily steal away our ability to make important decisions regarding finances, property, health and care. This can can lead to a lot of stress – not to mention expense – for those left trying to sort it all out.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is created to allow someone else the ability to look after your affairs if your mental capacity is lost. It isn't a nice thing to think about which is why most people will put it off for as long as they can.
We can help you to ensure that when the time comes;
- Bank accounts can still be accessed and important payments processed
- Decisions can be made on the sale of your property and/or other assets
- Decisions are made on your Health and Welfare
- An expensive and complicated Court of Protection order is avoided
If you have any queries about LPAs, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our expert team, who would be more than happy to discuss with you further.
Should you have a relative or friend who has lost mental capacity, but does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, then you may be able to make an application to the Court of Protection.
There are two types of LPA, which cover different areas. It is usual for most people to apply for both at the same time, but you can apply for just one if you would prefer:
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