Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

  • Local Solicitors
  • Fixed Fees
  • Home visits – Warrington and surrounding areas

For free advice about a Lasting Power of Attorney, contact us on 01925 937070 or email Diane Massey at diane@dsmlegal.co.uk.

We now also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Lasting Power of Attorney

It is easy to take your health for granted, but it is wise to make provision for the future as there are no certainties in life. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be drawn up for use in the event you are unable to manage your own affairs in the future, for example you become sick, have an accident or develop a condition such as Alzheimer’s.

In one sense it is a form of insurance giving you peace of mind should the unforeseen occur.

An LPA allows you to choose someone you can trust to make decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. This person is called an ‘Attorney’ – it can be a relative or a close friend.

There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

i) Property and Financial Affairs

This LPA authorises your Attorney to manage anything that relates to your property and financial matters. Many people assume that if they become mentally incapacitated their family would be able to make decisions on their behalf, however this is not the case.

In the absence of an LPA your relatives may have to make an application to the Court of Protection for the legal right to make decisions on your behalf. This can be a lengthy and expensive process at what may already be a difficult time.

With a Property and Financial Affairs LPA your Attorney can make payments from your bank account, receive benefits on your behalf, receive bank statements and pay your bills and expenses. Without an LPA you may find that your bank account is frozen.

ii) Health and Welfare

This LPA authorises your Attorney to make decisions that affect your personal health and welfare to the extent that you are unable to make these decisions yourself. For example, they can decide if you should move to a nursing home. They can also make decisions about medical and life-sustaining treatment. Your Attorney(s) must always act in your best interests and it is important to ensure that this are fully aware of your wishes. A Health and Welfare LPA can be used to achieve this.

How much does a Power of Attorney cost?

We work on fixed fees which are tailored to your individual requirements.

Our fees can include the following:-

  • Home visit, if required;
  • Preparation of the Lasting Power of Attorney;
  • Completion the Certificate Provider’s statement;
  • Witnessing of your signature;
  • Witnessing your Attorney’s signature(s);
  • Registering the LPA(s) with the Office of the Public Guardian;
  • Providing a certified copy of the LPA in addition to the Original.

All fees quoted are inclusive of VAT. Let us know what your requirements are and we will provide you with a fixed quote.

Please note that there is a fee of £82.00 to register your LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian, but this may be reduced or waived if you are in receipt of certain welfare benefits.

We offer a discount if you take out both the LPA for Property and Financial Affairs and LPA for Health and Welfare at the same time.

Contact DSM Legal Solicitors – Lawyers in Cheshire

Call 01925 937070 to speak a solicitor or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk for more information.   We have the experience and dedication to get you the best possible outcome.

We are close to Junction 8 of the M62, near to IKEA and Marks & Spencer, and have free onsite car parking.

 

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