Our expert team can explain how power of attorney works in practice and deal with the registration process for you
It can be hard to imagine a time when you will not be able to organise your own finances or make decisions about your welfare but unfortunately, individuals are often faced with mental or physical illnesses which leave them unable to manage. Contrary to popular belief, there is no automatic right for your spouse or children to deal with your property or bank accounts when you are unable to do so for yourself.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow one individual (the Donor) to appoint another (the Attorney) to deal with these issues for them as and when they become unable to manage themselves provided they are prepared before the Donor loses mental capacity.
The powers granted by an LPA are extensive and at each stage there are a number of different options to consider. Our power of attorney solicitors have vast experience of the registration process and the issues which can arise along the way. This allows us to think practically about the people involved and how the LPA will work in practice.
LPAs have replaced the old Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). It is no longer possible to make an EPA but existing EPAs are still valid. If you need to use an existing EPA it must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian first. Once an EPA is registered, the Donor will lose the right to manage their own affairs completely.
We can help you with:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney for the management of your Property and Financial Affairs
- Lasting Powers of Attorney regarding decisions about your Health and Welfare
- Registration of both types of LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian
- Registration of EPAs
- Advice regarding the appointment of joint and/or replacement Attorneys
- Advice regarding how the LPA may work when an Attorney lives abroad
- Advance decisions on when the LPA is released to your Attorneys
- Living Will / advance decision re life
Why Choose Myerson:
- Bespoke Legal Advice
- The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Qualified Solicitors
- Home Visits Available
- Friendly & Personal Service
- No Hidden Fees
You may also like to complete our LPA questionnaire.
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How We Can Help
A member of our specialist team will be happy to help.
To discuss Lasting Power of Attorney issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us today on +44(0)161 941 4000 to speak to a member of our team.