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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? Do I need one?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which enables you to appoint an ‘Attorney’ to make decisions on your behalf. There are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:-

 

Property and Financial affairs

This LPA gives the Attorney(s) that you appoint the power to make decisions about your money and property for you, for example:-

  • Managing a bank and/or building society account;
  • Paying bills;
  • Collecting Benefits or a Pension;
  • Selling your home.

It can be used as soon as it is registered with your permission and can continue to be used in the event that you lose capacity.

 

Health and Welfare

This LPA gives your Attorney(s) the power to make decisions about things like:-

  • Your daily routine, e.g. washing, dressing and eating;
  • Medical Treatment;
  • Moving into a care home;
  • Life-sustaining treatment.

The difference being that this LPA can only be used when you are unable to make your own decisions and lose capacity.

If you wish to discuss making a Lasting Power of Attorney and the management of your affairs or to arrange an initial free half hour appointment please call either:

Simon Underwood:   01328 852817

Cindy Grand:             01328 852815

Sarah Parker:            01328 852834

Marie Townley:         01328 852825

or Request a Callback on our website

 

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