Powers of Attorney
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that is used to plan for the future. An LPA allows you (the donor) to allocate the responsibility of decision making to someone you trust (the attorney). Your LPA may include decisions regarding your property and finances or health and welfare and will typically come into force should you lose the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself.
It is widely believed that an LPA only applies to the elderly or a terminally ill person; however, any person of any age can put an LPA in place to ensure any eventuality is covered.
Powers of Attorney Solicitors Lincolnshire
Deciding to create an LPA is daunting, but our team of dedicated solicitors at Bridge McFarland LLP will do all they can to make you feel at ease. Our experienced team will advise you on the best and most appropriate LPA for you, depending on whether you want it for financial affairs or health and welfare.
To speak to us today regarding a Power of Attorney, please call 0800 987 8800.
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There are two types of LPA, one covering health and welfare and the other covering property and financial affairs. Depending on the type of affairs you want to organise will depend on the type of LPA you choose. You can choose more than one person to act as your attorney and you can choose how they will act on your behalf.
Property and Financial Affairs LPA
This type of LPA allows you to choose a person to make decisions on your behalf regarding your property and finances.
Health and Welfare LPA
This type of LPA allows you to choose a person to make decisions on your behalf regarding your healthcare. This might concern life-sustaining treatments. The attorney would make decisions about your welfare, for example, where you live.
With a Health and Welfare LPA, it is only possible to grant your attorney the ability to make decisions should you lack the mental capacity to do so yourself. This would be relevant if you are unconscious, or you have dementia.
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At Bridge McFarland LLP, we understand how overwhelming it is to make decisions surrounding LPAs. We always recommend allocating someone you trust, such as a spouse or parent, depending on your situation.
In cases where there is no correct LPA in place, your next of kin or spouse will not automatically be granted authority to deal with your affairs. Your family members would have to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as your ‘Deputy’. Speak to one of our specialist team members to learn more about a Lasting Power of Attorney.
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When creating a LPA, there may be other legal issues that you want to address. At Bridge McFarland LLP, our team deals with a wide range of personal and business law, including Family, Property, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and more. Please speak to our helpful and friendly team today.
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