If you or a loved one are no longer able to make crucial decisions for themselves, or will no longer be able to make them in the future, lasting power of attorney (LPA), can grant a trustee the ability to make decision on yours or a loved one’s behalf.
If you need expert advice or have any questions regarding setting up lasting power of attorney, our team of solicitors is here to help. We understand that this can be a potentially difficult issue for you and your family, so if you do wish to go ahead, our solicitors will work with you in an efficient yet sensitive manner in order to minimise any further stress.
Simply call our team on 01244 373 373 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Common reasons for granting someone lasting power of attorney include being diagnosed for an illness, protecting yourself should you have an accident or pre-empting the effects of old age.There are two kinds of LPA that can be granted:
- Property and financial affairs – this includes managing your bank account, paying your bills, collecting your benefits or pension and selling your home.
- Personal welfare – this concerns your daily routine, medical care, care home arrangements or any life-sustaining treatments.
There are a number of ways that you and your loved ones could benefit from setting up an LPA, including:
- Feeling safe in the knowledge that you know exactly who will be making decisions for you
- Limiting any future complications should your family try to arrange an LPA when you no longer have the mental capacity to do so
- Helping you clarify your future wishes and arrangements with your family
With the help of a solicitor, anyone can set up an LPA providing that they are over 18 years of age, doing so of their own free will, have the mental capacity to understand what they are undertaking and have not been declared bankrupt.
Why PDA Law?
Our expert team of solicitors have a wealth of experience in setting up LPAs, and will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
We understand that this can be a sensitive topic, particularly if you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with an illness. Our solicitors can guide you through the entire process of setting up an LPA quickly and efficiently in order to give you peace of mind as soon as possible.
Contact us today
To set up an LPA, simply call PDA Law today on 01244 373 373. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch.