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Power of Attorney

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Lasting Power of Attorney

 

 

Type 1. Property and Financial Affairs

 

This is a document that you sign to appoint somebody to act for you should you for any reason become unable to manage your own financial affairs.  This type of LPA is very important if you loose mental capacity and have joint asset, as without a property and financial affairs LPA;

 

  • You may be unable to access joint bank accounts 

  • You will be unable to sell your home

  • Your loved ones will be unable to pay bills on your behalf

  • You will be unable to re-finance your house if you own it jointly

  • Loved ones will be unable to access your pension or benefits for you.

Type 2. Health & Welfare       

 

 

This is a document that you sign to appoint somebody to act for you should you for any reason become unable to make important decisions over your health and welfare , including giving or refusing certain types of medical care and the choice of care home.  If you do not have a heath and welfare LPA;

  • Your loved ones will be unable to move you to a new care home

  • Your choices over whether to be given life sustaining treatment will be decided by doctors alone

  • Your loved ones will be unable to decide where you live

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The legal paperwork 

Provide the names and addresses for the following people 

 

  • A Donor - this is you , the person making the lasting power of attorney

  • A Certificate Provider - this should be someone who's known you for some time and can confirm you have mental capacity

  • Attorney(s) - the person(s) you choose to act on your behalf should you loose mental capacity

  • Replacement Attorney(s) - a substitute for your named attorney(s) if they should pass away or be unable to act​

Signing a Contract

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