Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is just as important as having a Will. An LPA is a legal document where you appoint an Attorney to look after your affairs if you are unable to do so. Our supporters can benefit from half price LPAs.
Within the document you appoint one or more Attorney(s). The Attorney is the person who will make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so. This may be due to many reasons including:
- An accident
- A disability
- The onset of a mental illness such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia or after suffering a stroke.
Depending on the type of LPA you take out - Property and Financial LPA or Health and Welfare LPA - your attorney could help make decisions about:
- Finances (e.g. bank accounts)
- Where you live
- What care you receive.
Without an LPA no one, not even your spouse or partner, has the automatic right or ability to take charge of your finances which, as a result, could mean critical bills, such as the mortgage, council tax or energy bills, could go unpaid.