Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something that everyone aged 18 and over should think about seriously. An LPA helps you to stay in control of your finances, property, health and care throughout your lifetime.
These are some of the situations where a Lasting Power of Attorney can be a huge benefit:
LPA can be a huge benefit, but only if it is made before these things happen.
The Office of the Public Guardian commissioned some research. Two of their findings were:
73% of people think...
if a couple have a joint bank account and one person can't make decisions for themselves, their partner can legally make decisions for them both. This is untrue.
72% of people think...
your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at hospital, if you can't make them yourself. This is untrue.
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You would be surprised how many times we hear these words. Planning for the worst can be difficult: but a Will is for after you have died; an LPA is to help you while you are alive.
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This is a legal document which is registered with The Office of the Public Guardian. You can make and register an LPA yourself.
There are two types of LPA, one deals with Financial Decisions the other with Health and Care decisions. If you are a carer you may wish to have an LPA for yourself and/or the person you care for.
We know that the process of registration can seem overwhelming so we have developed support services which can be tailored to meet your needs. You can make an appointment to complete the forms in our office or we can support you to complete the forms by post.