LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

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A Lasting Power of Attorney can help you take better control by giving you more time for yourself

 

Getting older or illness can bring a time when you may need assistance in making decisions.  Loved ones can be there to help you.  But to avoid problems for them, by taking out a Lasting Power of Attorney you can help them to help you.

By taking out a Lasting Power of Attorney you can name trusted family members or friends to be your Attorney.  By naming them as your Attorneys this gives them the right to act or speak on your behalf.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There are two separate types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

The 1st type is a Lasting Power of Attorney for money and property matters.

The 2nd type is a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health Welfare matters.

 

For example if you have a Lasting Power of Attorney for money and property matters this Power of Attorney will authorise your attorney to:

*        Speak to the council tax office on your behalf.

*        Speak to the bank on your behalf.

*        Assist in claiming benefits and rebates and speaking to officials.

*        Helping you with making financial decisions.

If you have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare, this Lasting Power of Attorney will authorise your your attorney in health matters, such as:

*        Speaking to your Surgery or GP on your behalf.

*        Give instructions to Social Services.

*        Asking questions about your medical treatment.

*        Getting help and support from the health services.

Once made, your Lasting Power of Attorney is a document which you can store away, only there to help you when you need it.  Or it can be used right from the start.  Your Choice.

Let us sort out your Lasting Power of Attorney today.

Unsure of the difference or have questions about how to get a Lasting Power of Attorney?  Complete our online enquiry form or call and speak to us now about Lasting Power of Attorney guidance and Lasting Power of Attorney Cost: 01582 494970

 

Why chose us

  • We are a practice with a focus on Lasting Powers of Attorney.  Over 10 years experience in drawing up and providing Power of Attorney guidance.  Trust the Experts!
  • We understand that life is busy these days so we are available for out of hours appointments and will visit you in your home or office if need be.  Hospital and home visits always available.  Weekend and out of hours visits by appointment.
  • We are local to you and serve our local community of Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.  We are not some internet business based many, sometimes hundreds of miles away.  You can even visit our high street offices.
  • We are trained professionals and are insured up to £2,000,000 for every case.
  • We pride ourselves on offering a personal service and offer a prompt and professional service.
  • We check your financial circumstances to see if you could qualify for any fee reductions in Lasting Power of Attorney cost.  If you do qualify for any exemptions we  can provide the relevant forms to obtain that for you.
  • We provide Lasting Power of Attorney guidance on how to get power of attorney for elderly parents.
  • We provide all the up to date forms and documentation for you – guaranteed.
  • We check to make sure that all of the forms are completely correct.
  • Our solicitor can act as your “Certificate Provider”.  Your need a “Certificate Provider” for your Lasting Power of Attorney to be approved.
  • Once prepared our Solicitor can act for you to register your Lasting Power of Attorney. We will deal with the Court directly for you.
  • When we receive your approved Lasting Power of Attorney we check it through.  Only after it has gone through our Quality Control we then send it to you by recorded delivery.  Alternately  you can call into our offices to collect your Lasting power of attorney – your choice.  We can also store your power of attorney at our offices.

The fee to register each Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian is £82. However you may qualify for a fee exemption or even a fee remission. We can check for you.

  • Our fees for preparing a basic Lasting Power of Attorney start from only £265 (including VAT)
  • For a Joint Lasting Powers of Attorney, (two people each making a Lasting Power of Attorney, or one person making two Lasting Powers of Attorney) prices start at £370.
  • If you are married or part of a couple we always recommend a joint Lasting Power of Attorney. This enables a couple to appoint each other as Attorneys for each other. This enables each of them to be attorneys for each other in the event that one of them became incapable.

The power of attorney for property and financial affairs is by far the most popular power of attorney.  Once obtained, a power of attorney for property and finance can enable your attorneys to act on your behalf.  For example to deal with your savings or money held in your bank or building society account, deal with the council, any pension or welfare benefits, your property or other assets on  your behalf.  If you own a small business it can authorise them to sign documents or make decisions on your behalf and to speak for you.

In our experience we have found that even people who do not think they would use a power of attorney for property and financial affairs go on to realise what benefits it can bring.  For example to allow you to go out of the country on a long holiday and let someone (your trusted attorney) look after your affairs without the need to constantly refer back to you with routine paperwork.  They can sign on your behalf!

  • Power of Attorney must be registered before it can be used. We can arrange this for you.

 

  • Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs will need to be signed off by a professional before being submitted for approval. We can arrange this for you.

 

  • Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs will need to be lodged with the institutions or banks before they will accept it. We can arrange this for you and answer their questions and provide additional certified copies if required.

 

  • Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs can be used both now and in the future even if you lose mental capacity.

 

  • The Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs if not used will need to be kept in a safe place when not used. We can arrange this for you and store your power of attorney at our offices until your family need it and it is ready to be used.

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney can provide peace of mind to loved ones who will want to help you.  Getting your Lasting Power of Attorney in place now whist you are in good health is wise and good sense.  You may not even need it.  However by having it, it gives your family the peace of mind of knowing that they will be able to assist you in the future should they need to.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  A Lasting Power of Attorney can only be granted whist the person applying for it is of sound mind. Once the person making the Lasting Power of Attorney (the donor) has been diagnosed with losing their mental capacity then it is no longer possible to make a Lasting Power of Attorney.  For some sadly, it was left too late and they were unable to take out a Lasting Power of Attorney.  Which left their family with a considerable burden of red tape each time they wanted to assist.  Don’t let it happen to you.

Complete our online enquiry form or call us now for a no obligation talk about your Lasting Power of Attorney today.  Call Now: 01582 494970