Lasting Powers of Attorney Solicitors
Compassionate Lasting Powers of Attorney advice
Here at BRR Law, based in Scunthorpe, our dedicated Wills and Probate department is highly experienced in guiding you through the process and ensuring that your LPA is valid.
Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
Your next of kin is not automatically entitled to run your affairs or make decisions for you, if you are unable to do so. No one has any right to deal with your assets or make medical decisions unless you have given them prior authority. Therefore if you lose capacity to deal with your own affairs without an LPA in place, someone would have to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order, which can be time consuming when you need to make quick decisions in a difficult situation.
Who should have one?
Everyone should consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney while they still have mental capacity. It is perhaps obvious to assume that an older couple might want to set one up so that their children can take care of their affairs in old age, but what about a younger couple with children and/or a business to run? if something happened to the main breadwinner, how would they cope?
THE INSIDE WORD...
LPAs are important documents for everyone; they give you the opportunity to appoint people you trust, to assist you during your lifetime, and who can help deal with your property and financial affairs and make decisions about your health and welfare, when you are not able to.”
Last Will and Testament
Court of Protection
Lasting Powers of Attorney
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