If you make an LPA, you will be able to decide who you want to be your attorney and how much power they should have over your affairs if you lose capacity. More than one person can be chosen to act as your attorney.
Although Lasting Power of Attorney registration is relatively simple, you must have full capacity and understanding when you make it. An LPA can only be used once is has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
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There are a number of reasons why someone would want to set up an LPA. You may want to assign someone you trust to make decisions about your money – to pay bills, for example. Alternatively, you may want to plan ahead and make sure that all steps are taken to protect yourself should you lose mental capacity from an accident or illness.
At Burt Brill & Cardens, we offer a full LPA service including advice and guidance depending on your personal situation. Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors can prepare the necessary forms for you and arrange a certification process. It must be remembered that you need to be able to understand what an LPA will do for you and how it’ll help you.
We can offer a full LPA service, offering Lasting Power of Attorney advice and guidance depending on your personal situation. Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors can prepare the necessary forms for you and arrange a certification process. It must be remembered that you need to be able to understand what an LPA will do for you and how it’ll help you.
The LPA can be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian once all the forms are complete, the certificate obtained and the attorneys have signed the document. Our Power of Attorney solicitors can deal with the registration formalities for you and aim to take as much of the stress out of the process as possible.
Once registered, a property and affairs LPA can be used straightaway, while the donor is still able to manage their own affairs, if that is required. However, a personal welfare LPA cannot be used until the donor has lost capacity. As the registration process will take between 5 and 6 weeks, and an attorney would not be able to act until after registration, clearly it is important for this type of LPA to be registered straight away. At Burt Brill & Cardens we’re able to advise and guide you through this often complex process.
On the application form you will be able to choose up to 5 people who you would like to be notified when an application to register the LPA is made. These will be people, who can be family members, other than the attorney, that you trust and know well, and who will be interested in your well-being. LPAs are an good way of ensuring your financial affairs are looked after at a time you are no longer able to deal or you no longer wish to deal with them yourself.
The personal welfare LPA ensures that you wishes are taken into account in your future care.
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