In an uncertain world it is reassuring to know that our wishes will be respected even if we are not in a position to make our own decisions. That is why many people choose to create a lasting power of attorney (LPA) to provide protection should an accident or ill health prevent them from making decisions in the future.
An LPA is a legal document that allows another person to make decisions about your wellbeing and affairs on your behalf. Appointing an attorney before you actually need one gives you the peace of mind that your affairs will be managed how you want them to be. It is not possible to create an LPA once you are unable to make your own decisions so if you think you would like an LPA; it is something that should consider putting in place as soon as possible.
There are different types of LPAs depending on what areas of your life you would like an attorney to have control of. To be valid, an LPA must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
At Farnfields Solicitors we can help with all aspects of creating an LPA – from choosing an attorney and deciding what type of LPA is right for you to correctly registering the documentation.
If you would like to find out more, give one of our expert solicitors a call today.