Lasting Powers of Attorney

Why should you consider a Lasting Power of Attorney (often referred to as an “LPA”)? Dealing with the unknowns – health – dementia – nursing home care – hospitalisation.

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that one or two trusted people can make decisions for you, either with immediate effect (Personal Welfare LPA only) or when you lack the ability to make them in the future.

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Garner & Hancock realise that the prospect of pursuing a legal matter can be challenging, so we offer an initial phone consultation to discuss your options, and to give you information that will help you make the right choices affecting your case.

What are the types of LPA?

  • Property & Affairs LPAs – “PALPA“
    Appoints attorneys to make decisions such as buying or selling a house for you, managing your finances or claiming your benefit entitlements.
  • Personal Welfare LPAs – “PWLPA”
    Appoints attorneys to make decisions such as where you should live, what medical treatment you should consent to having, and your day to day needs.

Who can be my Attorney?

Who you choose is a decision for you; however you should make sure that it is someone whom you trust absolutely to make the right decisions for you. Rather than choose only one person, it might be better to consider appointing a second trusted person, as this reduces the risk of the power to make such decisions being abused.

Perhaps you might choose family members or perhaps a professional who deals with complex decisions and a family member to deal with day to day issues such as paying your bills and collecting your benefit payments.

You can choose how much authority you want to grant to your attorneys; you may wish to grant a general power granting them authority to manage all your property and affairs, or you may wish to place limitations upon what decisions they can make for you. Such a decision on your part needs to be specifically stated in your LPA.

Do you offer fixed fees?

Yes, Please feel free to call our LPA Solicitor for qualified, reliable and specialist advice . We will provide you with the advice you need to make your own decisions on how to plan for the future.

What Happens if You Don’t Make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

If you do not make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and you lose mental capacity, your loved ones must apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order.

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