Lasting Power of Attorney Services in Todmorden

We Provide A Wide Range Of Bespoke Power Of Attorney Services At Very Competitive Prices. Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority. We Will Visit You At Home When Convenient. Call Us To Arrange Free Home Visit in Todmorden. Health & Welfare LPAs, Property & Financial LPAs, Home visit LPAs, Single LPA £250, Both LPAs £370 (plus disbursement fees)

We offer a Lasting Power of Attorney application service throughout Cornholme, Todmorden, Eastwood, Walsden


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Make Your Lasting Power of Attorney Before It's Too Late

Someone must act on your behalf to carry out your personal and financial affairs if you lose capacity as a result of an accident or disease such as a stroke or dementia. Your bank accounts will be stopped if you lose legal capacity to make decisions for yourself. Bills cannot be paid, and pensions or benefits cannot be accessed, causing a great deal of distress for friends and family.

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to choose someone to manage your affairs if you are unable to do it yourself.

There are two forms of LPA: one that allows you to pick who can make financial decisions for you (LPA Property & Finance) and another that allows you to choose who can make personal, medical, or care decisions for you (LPA Personal, Medical, and Care) (LPA Health & Welfare).

Obtaining a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) when a person has lost mental capacity can be challenging, if not impossible. If this is the case, more expensive choices should be considered. A Deputyship Order, as opposed to an LPA, is one of these possibilities. It is more expensive and has more restrictions. We always advise establishing a Lasting Power of Attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your affairs are handled by the person you choose rather than the courts. It also means you won’t have to pay a lot of money in legal fees.

Contact us now on 01422 484 820 to start your application. We’re waiting for your call.

There are 2 Types of Lasting Powers of Attorney, One deals with your finances and one deals with your health


Why Do You Need A Lasting Power of Attorney in Place

An LPA for Health & Welfare can cover:

Where the donor should live

Donor’s day-to-day care

Who the donor may have contact with

Consenting or refusing medical treatments

Arranging medical, dental or optical treatments

Assessments and provision of community care services

Donor taking part in social activities, leisure activities or education

Manage the donor’s personal correspondence and papers

Access to personal information about donor

Complaints about the donor’s care or treatment

An LPA for Property & Finance can cover:

Buying or selling property

Operating bank accounts

Giving access to the donor’s financial information

Claiming welfare benefits or pension

Receiving any income, inheritance or other entitlement

Dealing with the donor’s tax affairs

Paying the donor’s mortgage, rent and household expenses

Insuring, maintaining and repairing the donor’s property

Investing the donor’s savings

Making limited gifts on the donor’s behalf

Paying for private medical care and residential care or nursing home fees

10 Reasons Why You Should Have A Lasting Power of Attorney In Place

  1. Decision-making control: Setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to retain control over who will make important decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. You can choose someone you trust implicitly to act in your best interests, ensuring that your wishes are honored.
  2. Unforeseen incapacity: Life is unpredictable, and accidents or sudden illnesses can occur at any time, rendering you temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Having an LPA in place ensures that your affairs are managed without delay by someone you have authorised.
  3. Avoiding court-appointed guardianship: Without an LPA, if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions, the court may appoint a guardian or deputy to act on your behalf. This process can be time-consuming, expensive, and may result in someone making decisions for you whom you would not have chosen yourself.
  4. Personalised decision-making: An LPA allows you to provide specific instructions to your chosen attorney about how you want your financial, healthcare, and personal welfare matters handled. This ensures that your values and preferences are respected even if you cannot express them directly.
  5. Financial management: With a Property and Financial Affairs LPA, your appointed attorney can handle financial matters such as paying bills, managing investments, and ensuring your assets are protected during periods of incapacity.
  6. Healthcare decisions: The Health and Welfare LPA empowers your chosen attorney to make decisions about medical treatments, care options, and end-of-life choices based on your previously expressed wishes and best interests.
  7. Peace of mind for loved ones: By establishing an LPA, you relieve your loved ones of the burden of making difficult decisions without clear guidance from you. They can focus on supporting you emotionally rather than facing potential disagreements about what actions to take.
  8. Minimizing the risk of exploitation: Having an LPA in place reduces the likelihood of others taking advantage of your vulnerable state during incapacitation, as only your trusted attorney(s) will have the legal authority to act on your behalf.
  9. Flexibility in appointment: You can appoint multiple attorneys, specify when their authority becomes effective, and decide if they should act jointly or independently, providing flexibility in tailoring the LPA to your unique circumstances.
  10. Time and cost savings: Creating an LPA while you are mentally competent is generally quicker and less expensive than court proceedings required to appoint a deputy if you become incapacitated without an LPA.

In conclusion, having a Lasting Power of Attorney offers a multitude of advantages, from maintaining control over your decisions during incapacitation to protecting your assets and well-being. It grants you peace of mind and ensures that your best interests and preferences are respected, making it a crucial legal instrument to have in place for everyone’s future security and well-being.

Three simple steps to making your Lasting Power Of Attorney

1. We visit you at home

Contact us to arrange a visit to discuss your wishes and options

2. You Appoint Your Attorneys

Our legal experts completes your application before submission

3. Sign and register

We submit your application to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration

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