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Lasting Powers of Attorney

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a formal document where you may appoint a family member, friend or professional (such as a solicitor) to make decisions on your behalf either when you choose to give them this power, or if you become incapable of managing your own affairs.

What are the different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney?

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney – one that deals with Property & Financial Affairs and another that deals with Health & Welfare issues. They very much cover the areas that their names suggest. One allows your attorneys the scope to manage your money in the bank and, for example, sell your home should this event become necessary. The latter allows them to make important decisions about your health and welfare. Again, for example, this may be regarding where you live, how you are treated in hospital and whether or not you wish to have life-sustaining treatment in the event that you become terminally ill.

When should I make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lasting Powers of Attorney should be made when you are considering safeguarding your future. It is never too early!

How do I make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

It is very easy to make a Lasting Power of Attorney as the forms are readily available. However, it is often not the forms that are the hard part – rather it is having the opportunity to discuss your feelings and wishes and how these should be reflected in the form.

How can Pardoes help?

Here at Pardoes we are happy to discuss your particular requirements as we understand that everyone is different. We will talk to you about your personal circumstances and ensure that the finished product suits you and your requirements.

What does it cost?

Pardoes offer fixed fees for drawing up Lasting Powers of Attorney and are happy to discuss these with you. As each case is different, we will discuss the costs at the outset, including the fees payable to the Office of the Public Guardian.

For more information on Lasting Powers of Attorney, contact our team direct on 01823 446219 or freephone 0800 862 0442. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we'll call you back as soon as possible.

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