The thought of losing our mental capacity and being unable to make our own decisions is frightening but a potential reality. Making provisions now will ensure, that if the worst happens, your affairs will be managed by someone you trust.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you to appoint someone to manage your affairs for you should you become incapable of doing so.
There are two types of LPA:
LPAs are legally binding documents so require careful consideration. As impartial advisers, we can help you choose which one is right for you. We will guide you through the process and ensure accurate completion and registration.
If at some stage in the future you were to lack the mental capacity to make decisions yourself, perhaps through age, accident or ill health, and there is no LPA in place, a deputyship application can be made to the Court of Protection.
The Court of Protection can be asked to appoint someone to represent your interests and either help you carry out your wishes or, if you are mentally incapable, make them on your behalf.
The circumstances leading to a Court of Protection application are often distressing, particularly when it is for a loved one. We will sensitively support and help you through the process and do all we can to ensure it is as straightforward and trouble-free as possible.
These are sensitive subjects which require much thought and understanding. If you would like help with this, please contact us.
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