We will prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney specific to your requirements.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. It is usually used when someone is unable to make their own decisions, and needs to be made long in advance of this happening. Anyone over the age of 18 can make a Lasting Power of Attorney. They are very practical and useful documents. LPAs ensure that should you be unable to make decisions for yourself, there is always someone chosen by you who can step in.
If you don’t make an LPA then no one can automatically assume this authority, and the matter could end up going to Court. It would then be the Court who would decide who could act for you and this can be expensive and take a long time.
There are 2 types of LPAs and we usually recommend that you make both:
(1) Financial: Lets you choose 1 person or more to make decisions about money and property for you. For example, paying bills, collecting your benefits, selling your home.
(2) Health & Care: Lets you choose 1 person or more to make decisions about things like your daily routing (e.g. what you eat and what to wear), medical care, moving into a care home, refusing life sustaining treatment.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are registered at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). The registration fee payable to the OPG is not included in our fees.
Their fee is currently £110 per LPA.
We will require your complete instructions, including your details and details of those you'd like to name in your Lasting Powers of Attorney. Full details of what we need will be sent to you to complete.
We may need to speak to you over the telephone or by Skype to confirm your instructions.
Identification for you.