A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which is signed in order to allow another person, chosen by you, the responsibility to make certain decisions on your behalf. There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Health and Welfare; and Property and Financial Affairs.
Welfare affairs LPAs have the following responsibilities:
- Daily routine;
- Medical care;
- Moving into a care home; and
- Life-sustaining treatment.
This individual must be someone you must trust and hold in extremely high regard as they may be in control of life-sustaining treatment if you so choose.
Financial Affair LPAs responsibilities are as follows:
- Managing bank affairs and paying bills;
- Collecting benefits or pension; and
- Selling of property.
At Bloomsbury Law, we will provide you with solid Lasting Power of Attorney Guidance and help you through the process of choosing an attorney, filling in the forms and registering them with the Office of Public Guardian. We also understand that this may be a difficult decision altogether. We will discuss any concerns that you may have and provide you with advice accordingly once we are instructed.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.