Lasting Power of Attorney
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) lets you appoint one or more persons to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to for any reason. There are two main forms of LPA:
Property and Financial matters and
Health & Care.
They essentially allow the person(s) to make critical decisions about your finances (e.g. paying your bills, collecting benefits, dealing with your bank etc) or your healthcare (e.g. medical treatment, social care, help at home etc) or
You can choose to make either, or both, forms of LPA with us at Calon Law and we will guide you through your options.
The LPA can often help to relieve a great deal of stress for your loved ones at an already difficult time. It can help to protect your family by saving money, time and expense, easing cashflow and avoiding any family arguments. You can choose your trusted attorneys to act for you and you can exclude any people that you do not wish to act. This will allow your attorneys more flexibility to assist you with your finances. You can entrust your finances to a family member or to somebody more independent and impartial such as a professional.
The LPA is especially useful if you lose capacity to act at any time in the future. It can be used to make things easier for the family in cases of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or any other illnesses. Please contact us for expert advice on your personal position.
We can also help with:
Registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney or LPA
Revocation (cancellation) of an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or LPA
Preparation of a General Power of Attorney
Charlene has many years of experience advising on Power of Attorney matters and has practiced in this area since 2004.