Lasting Power of Attorney

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Why is it important to have a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA's) in place?

Nobody knows what the future holds, you could become incapacitated through accident / illness and not be able to manage your affairs!  This is where Power of Attorney services Milton Keynes can help.

If you appoint someone to have Power of Attorney this should be someone you trust , who knows you and will act in your best interests. This will allow them to access your finances to ensure that your bills/mortgage is being met, any other financial commitments and to enable them to buy things that you may need/want. With a Health and Welfare LPA it will allow your attorneys to make decisions regarding your health care, such as medication and where you live for example.

Without an LPA the court of protection will appoint someone to make these decisions for you. They can freeze bank accounts and decide how your money is spent. This could leave your loved ones with financial constraints. Health professionals will make the final decisions regarding your healthcare options.

This Deputy could be someone who does not know you or what your wishes are.

 

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LPA for financial decisions

An LPA for financial decisions can be used while you still have mental capacity or you can state that you only want it to come into force if you lose capacity.

An LPA for financial decisions can cover things such as:

buying and selling property

paying the mortgage

investing money

paying bills

arranging repairs to property.

LPA for health and care decisions

This covers health and care decisions and can only be used once you have lost mental capacity. An attorney can generally make decisions about things such as:

where you should live

your medical care

what you should eat

who you should have contact with

what kind of social activities you should take part in.

You can also give special permission for your attorney to make decisions about life-saving treatment.

Don't assume If you’re married or in a civil partnership, you may have assumed that your spouse would automatically be able to deal with your bank account and pensions, and make decisions about your healthcare, if you lose the ability to do so. This is not the case. Without an LPA, they won’t have the authority.

Our Lasting Power of Attorney service offers two home visits, test of capacity ,form filling, certificate provider and signing.

LPA Health & Welfare                £199.00

LPA Property & Finance           £199.00

Complete set LPA’s 1 person   £349.00

Complete set LPA’s Couple     £649.00

Once your forms are complete you have to register them with the Office of Public guardian, the current fees are £86.00 each *price correct at 2018

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