All of us, young or old, should consider a time in the future when we might not be able to make our own decisions and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the way of preparing for this eventuality.
An LPA allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf and in your best interests, should you be unable to do so yourself. The LPA process is a lengthy one. We can guide you through the process as a whole, including registration and assessment of capacity.
What are the benefits of a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- Making arrangements for a Lasting Power of Attorney can give you peace of mind for the future knowing that you have prepared in advance for the possible loss of capacity down the line ensuring that your affairs can still be managed in a timely fashion
- With an LPA in place your family will be in a much better position to manage your affairs in the event of you becoming incapable of making decisions for yourself.
- In the long run the cost of putting an LPA in place is likely to save time and money should you become incapable of making your own decisions and will avoid more costly legal proceedings
You may also know someone who cannot make his or her own decisions already. You can do something to help, by applying to become a Deputy. Again, we can ensure that this lengthy application proceeds as smoothly as possible by guiding you through the whole process.
We are happy to visit you in your own home and our friendly solicitors will talk to you about the process in plain English ensuring you are clear about the the decisions you need to make and how the process works.
Johnson and Gaunt solicitors are also able to help you with making a Will and inheritance tax planning.