Services

05. Lasting Power

of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Newcastle upon tyne

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

Thinking and talking about what would happen if our faculties deserted us is uncomfortable. Yet it's important to consider how much worse the situation would be if you had a stroke, serious accident or dementia (eg, Alzheimer's) without sorting it first.

If someone has difficulties that mean they can't make decisions anymore, they will need help managing their finances along with their Health and Welfare. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where someone (while they still have mental capacity) nominates a trusted friend or relative to look after their affairs if they lost capacity. The key point to remember...

Don't think you suddenly give up control. You can choose whether it can be used either before, or only when, you lose mental capacity. 

 

Your representative should only ever make a choice for you if you're unable to make that specific decision at the time it needs to be made. For example, if you fall into a coma, your representative would start looking after your affairs. Yet if you wake from the coma, you should be able to make your own decisions again.

It's worth noting LPAs replaced the previous Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) system. EPAs set up before 1 October 2007 will still be valid, whether or not they have been registered, though they must be registered when the person loses capacity.

Our friendly, professional, expert team can talk you through the benefits of drafting your LPA and help you decide which documents suit your circumstances.

Health and Welfare LPA

  • your daily routine, for example, washing, dressing, eating

  • medical care

  • moving into a care home

  • life-sustaining treatment

 
Property and Finance LPA

  • managing a bank or building society account

  • paying bills

  • collecting benefits or a pension

  • selling your home

 
Business LPA

As a business owner, it’s important to consider what would happen to your business if you were unable to make decisions. Ensuring your business interests are protected will help with:

  • payment of bills

  • sign cheques

  • service a business loan

  • pay salaries

 
Let us help you and your family have peace of mind for any possibility the future might bring. Please contact us today for a free hour advisory appointment.

Still have some questions?

Please read our Blog explaining Lasting Power of Attorneys further or for more information, don't hesitate to Book a Free Appointment or Request a Call Back to see or speak to one of our friendly legal advisors.

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Collingwood Building,

38 Collingwood Street,

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 1JF

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