Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document appointing people you trust to act for you should you become unable or unwilling to manage your own affairs. Making an LPA means your wishes and assets are looked after by the people you trust the most, rather than people you may not even know. An LPA also makes life easier for your loved ones and avoids costly and time consuming applications to the Court of Protection.
There are two types of LPA: Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare. The first allows you to choose those who will manage your financial and property matters at any time in your life. The second allows you to choose those who can make other important decisions about your care and wellbeing if you lack the capacity to make them yourself.
It can be a complex document to set up by yourself, but don’t worry. Key Wills take all the hassle out of arranging your LPA, completing all the paperwork on your behalf and ensuring we’re always on hand to guide you through the process.
You must be mentally capable to make an LPA. Therefore – just like a Will – if you don’t have one, then by the time you really need one it could be too late.
Get it right with Key Wills - if an LPA isn’t drafted correctly you may not be able to use it if the time comes. Our specialists can arrange your LPA quickly and simply, with our no hassle, telephone service.
Contact us on FREEPHONE 0808 208 4012 to arrange a free, initial no-obligation consultation with one of our specialists. Alternatively request a call back from one of our specialists using the form on the right of this page.
These pages give a general overview of the issues surrounding estate planning and are based on our understanding of the current laws and tax regulation for England and Wales, which may be subject to change.