Lasting Power of Attorney
Helping you plan for the future
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which ensures your affairs are dealt with by the person you trust (or persons) in the event that you no longer have the mental capacity to do so. This can guarantee you the peace of mind knowing that should this happen, your choices and decisions will be made just as you would want them to be.
This is where a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can help. In the future there may come a time when you become unable to deal with your own affairs due to poor health or age. It is important that should this happen, you have appointed someone you can trust (your Attorney), who will have the legal ability to act on your behalf.
Lasting Power of Attorney can be divided into two groups, one that relates to your finances and one which refers to your health care and general welfare.
- Financial: allows the person nominated (Attorney) to make decisions relating to bank accounts, payment of bills, selling or buying property etc.
- Health care: allows the person nominated (Attorney) to make decisions relating to the use or refusal of treatment, along with your general health and welfare.
This could be to do with where you would live, day to day care, and could also go as far as giving/refusing consent to life-sustaining treatment.
When someone becomes incapable of managing their affairs, their family and friends can have a very difficult time organising or managing their affairs. They may have to apply to the Court of Protection for a court order to enable someone to be able to act for you. As you can imagine this can be costly, stressful and time consuming for both you and your family.
We are Solicitor Direct want to help you plan for the future and put your affairs in order. You can then know and give yourself peace of mind that should you unfortunately need your family/friends help you have given them the mechanism to do it for you. Our Lasting Power of Attorney services can involve a fairly straightforward process whereby we can make an appointment (either in the office or attend should you need an appointment at home) and draft the papers for you. We can often do this on a fixed fee so you can manage the costs and plan ahead. We have always prided ourselves on providing an approachable jargon free service and help to try and make the process as easy as possible.
Contact Solicitor Direct
We always offer FREE initial advice and would be happy to talk to you about our services and discuss your needs so get in touch. You can do this by calling 01772 424999, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting us at 71 Hough Lane Leyland PR25 2SA. We can also offer appointments up to 6pm or Saturday appointments if needed. Home Visits- Sometimes it may be more convenient or appropriate for us to visit you. This can be arranged simply ask to find out more.