Lasting Powers of Attorney

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney

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.