Lasting Power Of Attorney Notes
A Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate someone to make various decisions on your behalf should you become mentally incapable of doing so yourself.
However, if you (the donor) have not made any restrictions the LPA can be used while you are mentally capable making your own decisions.
This is important because you may wish to appoint an attorney to act on your behalf because your are going away for an extended period or it is just inconvenient for you to manage your own affairs.
Two Types Of LPA
There are two types of LPA documents – Lasting Power Of Attorney – Property and Financial Affairs and Lasting Power Of Attorney – Health and Welfare.
Everyone who has a bank account should have a Lasting Power Of Attorney – Property and Financial Affairs which deals with things - such as selling your home or managing your bank account - and replaced the Enduring Power Of Attorney (EPOA) in October 2007.
Meanwhile, Lasting Power Of Attorney – Health and Welfare deals with issues such as where you live, day-to-day care and your medical treatment.
FIXED-PRICE LPA Services
Either LPA cannot be used until it has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian and there is a Statutory Registration Fee of £130 for each document.
It may be possible to apply to the Office of the Public Guardian for an exemption remission to this fee and the whole registration process takes between 7 and 8 weeks to complete.
As part of our LPA services, we ensure you draw up a valid legal LPA document and - for a FIXED-PRICE - can also submit and register it with the Office of the Public Guardian.
FREE Quotes & Workshops
Whatever your wishes, we will always help you cut through the jargon surrounding LPA and will always provide you with a FREE no obligation written quote before any documents are drawn up.
Dealing with a Lasting Power Of Attorney document can be a daunting task and we also run regular FREE LPA Workshops to help you understand all about these important documents.
For further information about these sessions please visit our Workshops page or download our Lasting Power of Attorney Leaflet - Who Has The Right To Manage Your Affairs When You Can't?.