Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors Middleton M24

Ensure somebody you know & trust is in control. Protect your home and money. Protect the things you care about the most. Estate Planning Experts. Protect Your Money Lasting Power of Attorney. Affordable Fixed Fee Service. Free Home Visit in Middleton Manchester. Health & Welfare LPAs, Property & Financial LPAs, Home visit LPAs, Single LPA £250, Both LPAs £370 (plus disbursement fees)

We are experts in dealing with Powers of Attorney and offer no nonsense, jargon free advice in Middleton, Alkrington and Chadderton. All our Power of Attorney work is done for a fixed fee

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

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that authorises someone else to act on your behalf if you are physically or mentally incapable of managing your affairs.

If you don’t make an LPA and later become unable to make certain decisions for yourself, no one will be legally able to make such decisions for you. This can make tasks like paying bills or paying for care more challenging, as well as making decisions regarding your future care.

If this occurs, you may need to petition to the Court of Protection for a deputyship. This grants them powers similar to those of an attorney. You can designate a professional or a relative or friend to be your deputy. Become a deputy takes a lot longer and costs a lot more money than being an LPA. A deputy must also perform things on a regular basis, such as pay an annual fee and file an annual report, therefore being an attorney rather than a deputy is usually easier.

The following are some of the advantages of a Lasting Power of Attorney:

• You can choose your own attorneys – people you know you can trust completely

• You will pay substantially less than if you were required to apply to the Court of Protection, and the costs of a LPA are a one off fixed fee payment, whereas there are on-going annual costs when dealing with the Court of Protection

• Your LPA can be registered immediately while you still have capacity, and then should you lose capacity the LPA will be ready for immediate use, meaning there will be no ‘gap’ in the running of your financial affairs, whereas an application to the Court of Protection could take several months, meaning your family could struggle financially to keep you whilst the Court application is in the process

• You can put limits on what your attorneys can do, so if there is anything you particularly do not want your attorneys to deal with you can clarify this from the outset, rather than leaving it up to the discretion of the Court of Protection, who have no real knowledge of what you personally would want

Contact us now on 0800 368 9770 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

LPA FOR HEALTH & WELFARE AFFAIRS
LPA FOR FINANCIAL & PROPERTY AFFAIRS

Why Do You Need A Lasting Power of Attorney in Place

Anyone can create an LPA, and we recommend that you do so in addition to making a Will. Although most people imagine using LPA to manage the affairs of an older family suffering from dementia, disorders that impair your ability to make decisions about your health, welfare, or finances can affect anyone at any age. Some conditions that may necessitate the use of an LPA include:

Dementia

Alzheimer’s 

Stroke

Accidental brain damage

Impaired by drugs or alcohol

Coma 

Concussion

The illness that requires you to set up an LPA could be short-term, such as an injury that requires a hospital stay, or long-term, such as an ongoing mental health issue or a stroke.

If the worst happens, having Power of Attorney in place ensures your chosen attorney won’t have to go to court to manage your affairs while simultaneously dealing with the broader implications of your position.

10 Features and Benefits of Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in Place

  1. Decision-Making Control:  With a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you retain the power to appoint someone you trust to make crucial decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so, ensuring your preferences and values are respected.
  2.  Avoiding Court Appointments : By setting up an LPA, you prevent the need for court-appointed guardianships or deputies, saving time and expenses while ensuring your chosen representative acts on your behalf.
  3. Personalised Instructions : An LPA allows you to provide specific instructions to your chosen attorney regarding your financial, healthcare, and personal welfare matters, enabling personalised decision-making based on your preferences.
  4. Financial Security : The Property and Financial Affairs LPA empowers your appointed attorney to manage your finances, ensuring bills are paid, investments are handled responsibly, and your assets are safeguarded during incapacity.
  5. Health & Welfare : With the Health and Welfare LPA, your chosen attorney can make healthcare decisions aligned with your prior wishes, providing you with an Attorney who ensures your well-being and medical preferences are upheld.
  6. Peace of Mind : Having an LPA in place gives you and your loved ones peace of mind, knowing that you have a designated person to handle critical matters during challenging times.
  7. Preventing Exploitation : The LPA reduces the risk of others taking advantage of your vulnerability during incapacitation, as only your trusted attorney(s) will have the legal authority to act on your behalf.
  8. Flexibility in Appointment : You can appoint multiple attorneys, specify when their authority comes into effect, and choose whether they act jointly or independently, providing flexibility in tailoring the LPA to your unique needs.
  9. Time and Cost Savings : Creating an LPA while you are mentally competent is faster and more cost-effective than court proceedings required to appoint a deputy if you become incapacitated without an LPA.
  10. Empowering Loved Ones : By establishing an LPA, you empower your loved ones to focus on providing emotional support rather than facing uncertainty and disagreements about decision-making during times of incapacitation.

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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