A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf (an Attorney) if you lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney you can make, one for your property and financial affairs and one for your health and welfare.
With an LPA you can transfer the running of your affairs to a third party, who is called an ‘Attorney’. Usually this is a spouse or close relative, but it could be a professional representative or trusted friend.
There are some important issues to consider (not all of which are obvious), but once in place an LPA will save your loved ones a great deal of time, expense and worry when life is complicated enough. We can guide you through the entire process, including the registration paperwork.
Whilst you’re thinking of preparing an LPA, why not review and update your will? We offer discount packages to individuals who update their will and make an LPA at the same time.
If you have a loved one who lacks the mental capacity to make important decisions about their affairs, our Court of Protection team can help.
There are a number of reasons a person may not have or lose their mental capacity, including birth injuries, brain injuries, learning disabilities, mental health issues or conditions such as dementia. In these cases, another person may be required to make decisions on their behalf.
Whether you have concerns about the decisions being made on behalf of a loved one or would like to be able to support them by being appointed as a deputy (allowing you to make decisions), then we can help.
We understand this is often a difficult time, our team of specialist solicitors will ensure you fully understand every step of the process. Get in touch today for a confidential discussion.
We have been successfully protecting client’s wishes from our office in Eastleigh since 1984. If you are unable to attend our offices in Leigh Road, Eastleigh, we are able to come out and visit you whether at home, in a residential/nursing home or in hospital.
Call us on 023 8064 4822 for a free initial discussion on how we can help.