Lasting Power of Attorney

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? How do I make one?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint a nominated person(s) to make decisions on your behalf.  There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Health & Welfare Property & Financial Affairs A Health & Welfare Power of Attorney can only be used by your attorney if you have lost mental capacity and are no longer able to […]

Claim a power of attorney refund

The Office of the Public Guardian has announced a scheme to allow applicants to claim part of their application fee back if they applied to register a power of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. This scheme applies to Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney in England and Wales. Who can claim a refund? You can make a claim […]

The benefits of making a Lasting Power of Attorney

Did you know that there are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney?  If you do – “top of the class”; if you didn’t know, well, you’re excused because most people do not know about the Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions on […]

Health & Welfare Power of Attorney

Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney

~By Paula Murphy~   Most people are concerned about who will make financial decisions for them but few people are concerned about their health care and personal welfare. Only a handful of clients chose to make a Health & Welfare lasting Power of Attorney.   We have, however, been made aware by clients that they have had difficulty in persuading the authorities to respect their […]

Do You Need an “Attorney”?

By Paula Murphy Lots of people seem to know the phrase “Power of Attorney” but do not quite know what one is or whether they should have one.  So what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? It is a legal document prepared in writing which formally appoints someone else to legally act on your behalf in the event of you being unable to do so […]

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