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A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is a document that states a person, or persons, may either act out your decisions on your behalf or make decisions for you should you be unable to do so. Those you appoint as LPA's are referred to as donee's and, as the subject of an LPA, you are referred to as the donor.
There are two types of LPA; a Health and Care LPA, who looks after your health, treatment and living arrangements should you become mentally incapable of doing so yourself and a Property and Financial LPA. The latter can be limited to only being able to act when you are mentally incapacitated or used for other scenarios, such as when you are ill, physically incapacitated or when you are abroad.
A Lasting Power of Attorney can only be appointed when you are capable so it is not something you can leave until such time as you need it. In order to ascertain that you are capable and in sound mind, you (as the donor) must appoint either someone who has known you personally for at least two years or a qualified professional to sign an LPA certificate confirming that you are of full mental capacity. Family members and other exclusions apply to who can sign this certificate for you.
Taking a look at our Lasting Power of Attorney Costs, choose the type of LPA that suits your circumstances and get in touch. Alternatively, discuss your situation and what option best suits you with our free initial assessment by calling us today on 01302 365374.
Why Choose QualitySolicitors Jordans
When you choose us, not only are you choosing legal specialists who are able to offer guidance in an array of situations but you are receiving a comprehensive service that you can rely on. With our Lasting Power of Attorney service you will get:
- Free initial assessment, advising you on the best package for your personal circumstances
- Help with choosing your donee and replacement donees and what they are able to act on
- Advising on what instructions can be attached to an LPA in order to protect your interests and limit what a donee can do
- Collate all signatures and handle the submission of your bound LPA
- Handle all correspondence with the Office of Public Guardianship
- Return the registered bound LPA for safekeeping and make legal copies