Lasting Power of Attorney
Peace of mind and protection
Protecting your rights and wishes
Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables your voice to be heard by giving people you trust the power to make health and / or financial decisions for you if you become unable to do so yourself.
It is a service that can be provided to you alongside making a Will or separately but it really is a must have for all adults and should be considered as important as making a Will.
Without it, money held in bank accounts may be frozen and your family members may not be able to make the decisions you would want regarding your care and medical treatment.
Full compliance with the Society of Will Writers code of conduct
Peace of Mind
Helping you to act now to ensure your individual wishes are protected
Make a Lasting Power of Attorney from the comfort of your own home
What happens if I don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place means that should you suffer a serious accident or illness, then your chosen attorneys can act immediately to help you.
Without a Lasting Power of Attorney, your relatives will need to apply to the Court of Protection for ‘deputyship’ which can be a very stressful, lengthy and expensive process at a time that you need it least.
This can cost many thousands of pounds due to Court, solicitors and medical report fees and can take a long time to get the permissions you need from Court.
A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean it is too late to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney.
How much does a Lasting Power of Attorney cost?
‘Claudine was really flexible over booking to come to our home to discuss writing our wills’
Mrs De Lucchi, West Bridgford
The cost of a Lasting Power of Attorney is small in comparison to the cost of applying to the Court of Protection.
A single Lasting Power of Attorney document is £225.
A pair of Lasting Power of Attorney (Health and Finance LPA’s) is £300.
For a couple to both have Health and Finance LPA’s is £500.
A registration service is available ranging from £25 for a single LPA to £75 for a couple registering both document types.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Whilst it is strongly recommended that you have both types of LPA, you can make a choice about whether to have a Financial and Property LPA and /or Health and Welfare LPA.
Please have the full name, date of birth and address of your proposed attorney(s).