Lasting Powers of Attorney

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There are two types of LPA and you can choose to just make one or both types. However, it is important to note that they can only be created by someone with the mental capacity to understand what they are doing. They cannot be made once capacity is lost. If someone you know has already lost capacity, please contact us for advice regarding a Court of Protection application.

Many clients find that the creation of these documents provides peace of mind for the future.

Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

This is the replacement for the enduring power of attorney (EPA). It enables you to appoint one or more people that you trust to make decisions and act on your behalf in relation to your property and financial affairs.

Your attorneys would for example be able to assist you in the management of your bank accounts, utility bills, or sell your property. It is important to note that they would be able to do this at any time after the registration of the document, but whilst you retained mental capacity this would be under your supervision. If you lost the capacity to deal with your property and financial affairs, your attorneys would have complete control over your property and financial affairs, subject to their always acting in your best interests.

Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

This document allows the appointment of one or more people to act as your attorney to make decisions regarding your health, welfare and medical treatment, including decisions about life-sustaining treatment. However, it is important to note that the attorney can only act if you cannot make the decision for yourself.

Want to talk?

Contact James Patterson on 01253 922777 or email: james.patterson@coupe-bradbury.com if you’d like advice regarding the creation, registration or use of either a Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney, or a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.

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