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If you lose the capacity to manage your own finances and make decisions about your welfare the situation can create significant difficulties for those closest to you. Watch one of our short videos on the reasons for why a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can help:
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Guiding you through
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Matters
Guiding you through
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Matters
What is an Lasting Power of Attorney
An LPA appoints a person or persons, known as attorneys to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself (even after you have lost mental capacity).
If you do not have an LPA in place and lose mental capacity, it would be necessary for someone to make an expensive and time-consuming application to the Court of Protection in order to act on your behalf. This person, known as a Deputy must act under the supervision of the Court of Protection.
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What Are the Different Types of Lasting Power of Attorney
Financial – This LPA appoints your attorney to deal with your financial affairs, for example to pay your bills, sell your property or investments and operate your bank accounts.
Health – This LPA appoints your attorney to make decisions about matters such as your medical treatment, your diet, your care and life sustaining treatment.
You can have either or both types of LPA.
How Our Experienced Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors Can Help
Whilst it is possible to make your LPAs online, just like with the preparation of your Will, it is important to obtain the right advice so that your LPA is correctly drafted to suit your personal circumstances and achieves your objectives.
Failure to do so may necessitate the preparation of a fresh LPA which unfortunately we have had to do for a number of our clients. You want to ensure the LPA document you have in place works and can be relied upon at a time when you need to use it especially if at that stage, you lack the capacity to make a new LPA.
Here at OGR Stock Denton, we will use our legal expertise and combined years of experience in LPAs to advise you on the most appropriate form of LPA for your particular circumstances.
Here are some of the things to consider:
- Who will act as my attorney(s)? – should they be family members, friends or professional advisors?
- What if I have different requirements for my personal and business affairs
- Should my attorneys be appointed to act only together or independently of each other?
- Should they be authorised to act only when I have lost mental capacity or before?
- At what point should any replacement attorneys step in and how?
- What instructions or wishes should go into my LPA?
- How do I ensure that my LPA will be effective for the management of my investments?
- What about using my LPA for making gifts and/or Inheritance Tax planning?
- What issues are there in relation to life sustaining treatment?
If you would like further details about how we can help please contact a member of our Private Client team today.
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“ All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.”
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“A big thank you to Priti Shah & Nicola Levy of handling my father’s estate with patience, sensitivity & professionalism. It’s complex works especially dealing with assets from overseas but they have managed it very well. It’s a pleasure to be a client of them & I will continue to recommended them.”
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“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica
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