Lasting Powers of Attorney
The possibility of losing mental capacity can be a distressing thought and is often seen as something that does not need to be considered until the future. However, an LPA needs to be arranged whilst still having capacity and is best made sooner rather than later. Capacity could potentially be lost at any time – perhaps through an accident, a stroke or a condition such as Alzheimer’s. Loss of mental capacity can happen to people of any age.
An LPA is a legal document in which you appoint others (your attorneys) to make decisions for you if you lose mental capacity in the future. By using an LPA you can choose who would make decisions for you and how those decisions may be made.
If you would like to make an LPA, please phone or email for an appointment. This initial appointment is free and without obligation, and generally takes up to an hour. Becky manages the whole process from the initial discussion through to registration, usually making a total of 4 visits to you, explaining things to your attorneys and obtaining signatures from them, and dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) on your behalf.