Stay in Control: Get a Lasting Power of Attorney Garstang Preston

We are experts in dealing with Powers of Attorney and offer no nonsense, jargon free advice in Garstang. All our Power of Attorney work is done for an affordable fixed fee. Free Home Visit in Garstang and all the PR3 postcode area of Preston. Health & Welfare LPAs, Property & Financial LPAs, Home visit LPAs, Single LPA £250, Both LPAs £370 (plus disbursement fees of *£82 per registration)



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

There may come a time in your life when you consider how your capacity to make certain judgments is affecting you or may be affecting you in the future. As a result, you may have heard of the option of appointing an attorney, but what exactly is a “power of attorney”?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that someone (the Donor) signs providing someone they trust (the Attorney) the authority to make decisions on the Donor’s behalf in the future if he or she loses mental ability or no longer wishes to do so.

The Donor must be at least 18 years old and capable of making an LPA. Any identified individual with mental ability who is 18 or older can act as an Attorney if all of the necessary information is appropriately stated on the LPA Form.

It is a good idea to have Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place in case you lose mental ability or develop a physical limitation that prevents you from managing your affairs.

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Why Do You Need A Lasting Power of Attorney in Place

Most people understand what a Will is and why they might need one, but Powers of Attorney, commonly known as POAs, are less well-known. This sort of document is also known as an LPA, which is an abbreviation for Lasting Power of Attorney, which is a specific type of POA.

Powers of Attorney are a collection of crucial legal instruments that allow a person to appoint someone else to act on their behalf in specific circumstances. A donor is someone who creates a Power of Attorney. An attorney is the person a donor hires to act on their behalf. Many donors opt to name multiple attorneys (up to 4 is allowed on a single application).

This form of legal document is crucial because it allows nominated individuals to make essential decisions for the donor, such as the sort of health interventions and care they get, as well as the management of their property and income. If an individual loses their mental capacity to make these decisions, such as after a catastrophic injury, their family members are not automatically given these powers.

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


The Property and Financial Affairs LPA is for day-to-day choices concerning your finances, investments, and real estate.

The Health and Welfare LPA addresses issues such as where you should live and with whom you should live, your daily care, including eating and clothing, and who you should have contact with. Consenting to or refusing medical examination and treatment, assessments for and provision of community services, whether you should participate in social activities, leisure activities, education or training, personal correspondence and papers, and rights of access to personal information about you, including your medical records or complaints about your care or treatment are all covered by the Health and Welfare LPA.

A Health and Welfare LPA can also include a provision that allows an attorney to consent to or deny life-sustaining care on your behalf, although this is not required. Although you are not required to obtain both types of LPA, we urge that you do.

Attorneys must be chosen in order to construct a legitimate LPA. The selection of an attorney is critical due to their broad authority. An attorney, on the other hand, cannot do whatever they want. The lawyer must represent your best interests. Furthermore, if you are imprisoned under the Mental Health Act of 1983, no choice about mental health treatment can be made. Under the two types of LPA, you can select different attorneys to work on your behalf.

To make the LPA valid, you must name the people who will be notified of its registration, and you and your attorneys must sign it in the presence of a witness and in a certain order. A certificate provider is also required to confirm that you have mental capacity at the time the LPA is signed. The LPA must then be filed with the Office of the Public Guardian. An attorney cannot act under the LPA until it is registered, and a Health and Welfare LPA cannot be used until you lose mental ability. Each LPA requires payment of a Court charge, however if your income is below a specific threshold, the Court price is waived or reduced. Our private client team has extensive experience helping you on all elements of LPA creation. If there is a conflict and an attorney needs to be removed, we can help.

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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