Lasting Power Of Attorney

Setting Up a Lasting Power Of Attorney

It is a common misconception that if you lose mental or physical capacity, your spouse or next of kin will automatically be allowed to make decisions on your behalf.  In fact, it is only people that have been identified and certified as a Lasting Power Attorney. 

To set up a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) it is important to get advice from a professional. At Simple-Will we can talk through options, help complete forms and act as your LPA Certificate Provider.   

What is Power Of Attorney?

A Power Of Attorney is a legal document that gives a nominated person the permission to make decisions for you, and act on your behalf. This is essential if you become physically or mental unable or no longer wish to make your own decisions. 

There are three different types of Power Of Attorney and it is important to discuss your personal situation with a professional, so that we can advise you on the type of Attorney you’ll need.

Types of Power Of Attorney

Power of Attorney visiting the bank of behalf of person

Power of Attorney

Ordinary Power of Attorney allows someone to manage your finances. Because this is valid while you still have the ability to make your own decisions this is a perfect option if you need to go into hospital or you find it difficult to get out and about. 
Lasting Power Of Attorney can make decisions about your healthcare

Lasting Power Of Attorney

A LPA allows someone to make decisions about your finances, property, health and care. It comes into effect if you lose the physical or mental capacity to make your own decisions. 
Get an LPA for future peace of mind. 
Enduring Power Of Attorney can make financial decisions on your behalf

Enduring Power of Attorney

An Enduring Power Of Attorney (EPA) covers decisions about your finances and property in the event that you lose metal capacity. EPA’s were replace with LPAs in October 2007. Simple Will can check that whether EPA is still valid. 

Our Process

LPA Forms
LPA Forms

The relevant forms and information pack can be downloaded from the Gov.uk website.  We will help you complete these depending on your individual requirements and circumstances. 

Legal Advice
Legal Advice

It is recommended that you obtain legal or professional advice when applying for LPA. If your situation is complex we can help you take the right steps to ensure you don’t have any problems in the future. 

Certificate Provider
Certificate Provider

All LPAs need to be signed by a certificate provider. This needs to be someone you’ve known for more than 2 years that isn’t related to you. We can act as your Certificate Provider ensuring that the necessary duties are carried out.

Registration
Registration

LPAs need to be officially registered and cost of £82. We can support you through the process and help with reducing this cost if you are on a low-income or on benefits. 

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