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Powers of Attorney

Covering Scunthorpe, Goole, Crowle, Epworth, Thorne and the surrounding area.

The Benefits of a Power of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are important documents that enable you to give permission to others to handle your affairs and make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so due to either a short or long-term incapacity. A Lasting Power of Attorney is only valid if you have not been put under pressure to create it, and if you have the mental capacity to understand the implications of the document.

There are different types of Lasting Power of Attorney for financial and property decisions, as well as health and welfare decisions.

Power of Attorney Supportive Family

A Lasting Power of Attorney for financial decisions can be used to allow someone to make decisions for you even while you still have mental capacity. These decisions may include such things as buying and selling a property, investing money and paying bills.

A Lasting Power of Attorney for health is different in that it only comes into effect if you have lost the capacity to make decisions for yourself. It will allow someone you trust to make decisions such as where you live, your medical care, what you eat and what kind of activities you should take part in.

Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney

Allows a person to appoint someone to look after their financial affairs. A Property and Financial Lasting Power of Attorney will come into effect as soon as it is registered which means that the attorney will be able to start making decisions about property and financial affairs straight away, if that is the wish of the donor.

Single LPA £250 + VAT

Two LPAS (for a couple) £400 +VAT

Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

Gives an attorney the power to make decisions regarding the consent for medical treatment and care. It is not possible to use a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney until the person who made it has lost their mental capacity, through illness or accident, but it should be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used.

Single £250 + VAT

Two LPAS (for a couple) £400 +VAT

 

I recommend that all my clients, regardless of age, prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney, as whilst these documents are often associated with old age, they can also provide key protection for you and your family/loved ones should you be involved in an accident. We all hope they will never be required, but if the worst happens your family/loved ones will have everything they need to care for you.

Preparing a Lasting Powers of Attorney ahead of time will allow you to decide who is appointed to act on your behalf. If you do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney s and then lose mental capacity, your family and loved ones may need to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order, whereby the Court chooses who to appoint on your behalf. This is a more costly process and removes the ability for you to choose who you want to act on your behalf.

Careful consideration should be given to the range of powers you wish to give your attorney – I can help clients appoint attorneys and ensure that the wording in a power of attorney is sufficiently precise to protects their interests.

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