Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf in relation to your property and financial affairs and/or your health and welfare.

This can be when you are no longer able to make decisions yourself or just when you have had enough of writing out cheques to pay the bills. A bit like a secretary, if you wish.

An LPA isn’t just for old people. Who knows what is around the corner?

You don’t have to be old to lose your mental capacity and you don’t have to have even lost your mental capacity at all. What if you had a car crash that left you unable sign important documents? What if you have a stroke that leaves you paralysed?

NO ONE knows what will happen in the future but we like to think we do! By making an LPA you will know that in the future, all of your affairs will be dealt with by your chosen, trusted Attorney. If you are worried, you can enter a clause in your Lasting Power of Attorney to say that your Attorneys can only take control of your affairs once it has been certified by your doctor that you lack mental capacity.

You can appoint more than one person to act as your Attorney so that they can work individually or together in dealing with your affairs, this is called acting ‘jointly and severally’.

If you feel this would be too much stress for your friends or family or just don’t know who to appoint, you can appoint us to act on your behalf. We act professionally and in your best interests. We can also liaise with your family to keep them updated.

SPECIAL OFFER: Throughout May 2016 we are offering 10% off our usual LPA fees! BOOK NOW!

Call us today to book a free half hour, no obligation, initial consultation with one of our friendly and welcoming solicitors. Or visit our website to find out more.

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