“Lasting Power of Attorney – Do I need one?”
Unfortunately, most people are affected during their lifetime by someone they know who loses their mental or physical capacity to be independent or indeed themselves.
The UK is known for its aging population, which results in approximately one in three elderly people suffering from a dementia related illness. Therefore, Lasting Powers of Attorney, or LPAs as they are known, are increasingly common.
An LPA is a legal document which allows you appoint an individual or individuals of your choice to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able, or no longer wish to do so. Having a measure like this in place secures you and your family from unnecessary stress and expense in times of need. A Lasting Power of Attorney ensures your assets and financial matters are protected by appointing a person or persons you trust to act on your behalf if and when you are no longer able to do so.
Solomons Solicitors can assist you with the two types of LPA’s available. The most common is in respect of your property and finances; the other relates to your health and welfare. We can assist and advise you on all aspects of the making of the LPA and the manner in which they work.
Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney involves the correct completion of various forms and registering the finished documents with the Office of the Public Guardian. All this can take time and the forms are often complex and time consuming.
Solomons Solicitors are able to prepare and register your LPA for you. We offer a free initial meeting and a subsequent fixed fee service with our specialist team.
If you would prefer a home visit in the Bournemouth and BH postal area, this can also be arranged. We also offer appointments via Skype so you need not leave the comfort of your home.