Power Of Attorney Solicitors
It’s impossible to predict the future but you can plan for it with a Lasting Power of Attorney document. Age comes to us all, but events such as illnesses or accidents are unpredictable which can make it very difficult to make decisions regarding your finances and care arrangements.
By allowing a person you trust to make decisions on your behalf, regarding financial and health and care issues, if you lack the mental capacity to do so, you know you and/or your finances will be taken care of by someone with your best interests at heart. Don’t delay in making your LPA. Contact our specialist power of attorney solicitors here at Atha and Co to discuss your circumstances and take care of your future today.
What is a Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that provides authority for someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf, should you be unable to make those decisions yourself. This could be a temporary measure, or it could be used to provide security for the future if you have been diagnosed with a long-term illness, such as dementia. If there is a potential situation where you may lose your mental capacity in future years, an LPA document allows a person or people to be nominated to make decisions about financial affairs and/or health and care decisions. In the event someone lacks the mental capacity to make those decisions themselves, an LPA lasts during any period of incapacity. It provides peace of mind if that event should occur in the future, the attorney(s) named can help.
There are 2 types of LPA:
Health and Welfare
Property and Financial Affairs
You can choose to make one type or both. We can confirm the funding arrangements with regard to your LPA application.
Fully advised LPA service from £380
If you want full support and advice from us, our fully advised service would be the right solution for you.
With our fully advised service, you'll receive dedicated personal support and legal advice, with a choice of face-to-face or telephone meetings available, with home visits offered for those unable to travel to our office. Your solicitor will discuss your needs with you and explain your options in full, including drafting bespoke clauses into your LPA where necessary to cover decisions that are important to you and your specific circumstances.
Our fully advised service includes:
A 1-2-1 appointment
Legal advice on the specific details you'll need to consider.
Drafting of the LPA to ensure all your wishes are legally documented.
This service is priced at £380 for one LPA application or £600 for two LPA applications (in addition to the fee to register).
We will then register your LPA(s) for you with the Office of the Public Guardian. It costs £82.00 to register each LPA unless you qualify for a reduction or exemption. This means it costs £164.00 to register both a property and financial affairs LPA and a health and welfare LPA. This fee is in addition to your quoted price and will be listed on your invoice as a disbursement.
For more information or to speak to someone please call us on 01642 222575 or send us a message via our enquiry form.