Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you to appoint a person you trust to act on your behalf. As you get older potential loss of mobility or illness can make it difficult to manage your affairs. By having an LPA in place you have the peace of mind that should anything happen, your financial and welfare matters are taken care of.
LPA’s are much more flexible than many think and this is something we can discuss during a free one hour initial appointment. We can also arrange home appointments if this is easier for you.
We have over 50 years combined experience and knowledge relating to the creation and registration of LPA’s and elder client law
Contact us on 01202 802807 for a free one hour consultation at our Bournemouth office. Even if you wish to handle the estate alone, please still call us if you have any questions.
We are expert solicitors and can advise you in matters such as Wills, Probate, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and more. Contact us on 01202 802 807 to book a free one hour initial consultation at our Bournemouth office to discuss with a Private Client Service specialist the process and outcome of your matter.
Contact Paul or Alex on 01202 802 807 to book an initial consultation at our Bournemouth office.
Frequently asked questions
What is an LPA?
Generally speaking, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which gives you the right to choose people you trust to make decisions on your behalf. It is a very powerful document which affords the appointed attorneys the ability to manage your affairs as if they were their own. LPAs cover property, finances and health and welfare.
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What is the difference between a health and welfare LPA and a property and financial affairs LPA?
A Property and Financial Affairs LPA allows you to appoint someone to make decisions about the way your property affairs are managed and how your money should be spent.
A Health and Welfare LPA allows you to choose someone to make decisions about your healthcare and welfare. This may include decisions to refuse or consent to treatment on your behalf and deciding where you live.
When do I need to make an LPA?
When it comes to making an LPA, it’s never too early, but it can be too late! Being prepared allows you to take control and choose who would deal with your affairs and how they should do so, if you become unable to manage your affairs yourself in the future. Putting LPAS in place also ensures that your trusted loved ones can act for you as soon as you need them to, and spares them the arduous and costly process of applying to the courts for permission to deal with your affairs (a Deputyship).
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I have an Enduring Power of Attorney- can I use it?
An EPA can be operated as soon as it is signed, but if the donor becomes mentally incapable there is a duty to register the EPA for it to continue. There is quite a complex registration process with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) under which a number of people must generally be notified of the registration.
What we can help you with
Wills and estate administration