Lasting Power of Attorney

It’s impossible to predict the future, but you can plan for it with a Lasting Power of Attorney, making life much easier if things don’t go the way you expect them to.

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that provides the power for nominated people – known as attorneys - to make serious decisions, when the time comes, on your health and welfare.

This might involve picking a medical care pathway, deciding on a care home, or having the final say on life-sustaining treatment.

An LPA can also provide the legal power of decision on financial matters if you a reach a point where you can’t make those decisions yourself.

Ordinary/General Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

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Plan today for an assured tomorrow

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important part of your future planning. It allows you to put your wishes in place and ensure they’re delivered by those you know, cherish, and trust.

Life is unpredictable and can go on a path you may not expect. You may lose mental capacity, you might suffer illness or injury. Whatever happens, an LPA keeps your wants and life choices at the forefront of some important decisions about you.

Put the major decisions in the hands of those you trust. Don’t leave it to chance.

Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Life can be unpredictable. It can take a turn that you may not expect or see coming. If that moment, or set of circumstances, arrives it is often too late to act. By planning in advance, you can give the people you trust most the ability to make life-affecting decisions on finance and medical care on your behalf.

The prospect of these decisions being made by strangers as part of a legal process doesn’t bear thinking about.

Who can benefit from using a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney can be helpful in future planning for lots of different people in different scenarios. It could help with:

  • Someone who may need extended hospital treatment and can’t physically pay their bills in the meantime.
  • A person who intends to go travelling for a period of time – an LPA gives a nominated attorney the ability to continue your financial dealings and payments on your behalf.
  • An individual who has been diagnosed with a long-term illness which may lead to a loss in mental capacity

Don’t leave your future to chance. Get an LPA today.

Can I choose a type of Power of Attorney?

Absolutely! There are two main types of Power of Attorney that focus on different, but equally important, circumstances:

  • Ordinary or General Power of Attorney: This is ideal if you want to nominate someone to help with your financials if your life changes and you can’t handle them yourself. This is valid while you have the mental capacity to make your own decisions.
  • Lasting Power of Attorney: This is an option if you want a nominated person to make decisions on financial affairs and/or health and care if you don’t have the mental capacity. Your nominated attorney can make choices on your behalf, and in your best interests.

If you have any questions about which Power of Attorney is right for you, our team is on hand to help and advise you based on your unique circumstances and wishes.

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