Lasting Powers of Attorney

More and more people are now, when making or amending their Will, also creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). 

An LPA is a document in which a person can set out their desires, both in terms of finances, and their health and wellbeing, should they lose mental capacity for any reason.

It is unfortunately a sad reality of life that while we are all living longer, the prevalence of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and strokes is increasing, meaning there may come a time when we are unable to manage our own affairs.

An LPA nominates a person, who is usually a family member or friend, to act as your ‘Attorney’ should you no longer be capable of managing your affairs. In such an event, the Attorney is able to register the LPA with your bank, and various other organisations, and will be able to handle your finances, pay bills and do all of the other day to day tasks that you are no longer able to do.

It is also possible to set out in an LPA your desires for your future medical treatment – there may be certain procedures, or outcomes that you do not wish to have to endure – setting these out in an LPA ensures that your wishes in this regard will be honoured, even if you are no longer able to express those wishes yourself.

The important aspect of LPAs is that they must be made while you still have mental capacity. They cannot be made once a person becomes incapable. As such, at Wadsworths we advise all clients, however old and in whatever state of health, to consider making an LPA, to ensure that should the worst happen and mental capacity is lost, their wishes are already recorded and will be honoured.

We keep these prices deliberately low in the hope of encouraging people to make LPAs – rather like Wills, they can often be put off, or thought of as being something unnecessary at the present moment – but it is often the case that when they are really needed, when mental capacity begins to deteriorate, it is too late to take one out.

We also offer an entirely free, no obligation LPA review service, to discuss your circumstances and whether an LPA would be of benefit to you.

Price Guide:

 

1 x Lasting Power of Attorney document (Finance or Health) = £400 plus VAT (£480)

2 x Lasting Power of Attorney documents (Finance and Health) = £550 plus VAT (£660)

3 x Lasting Power of Attorney documents (Finance and/or Health) = £700 plus VAT (£840)

4 x Lasting Power of Attorney documents (Finance and Health) = £800 plus VAT (£960)

(Prices correct as at 10 April 2024.  VAT is currently charged at 20%)

Please note that the above fees do not include the Office of the Public Guardian Registration fee of £82 per document)

“Friendly and professional first class service. Would definitely recommend.”

Review Solicitors, April 2024

Wills and LPAs 
Wills and LPAs

“First class.

Michael was very helpful and easy to speak to.”

Review Solicitors, April 2024

Wills 
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“Michael, Victoria and the team have been a great help dealing with probate and setting up LPAs for us. They are friendly, approachable and efficient. Definitely recommended!”

Google Reviews, March 2024

Probate and LPAs 
Probate and LPAs

“Mike was very professional from our first meeting with him. He was always happy to answer any questions we had and ensured that we had fully understood his answer(s) We never felt there was any time pressure from Mike, which ensured we were able to cover all our concerns, questions etc prior to meeting end. We would thoroughly recommend Mike / Wadsworth’s and would most certainly use Mike again in the future if we needed legal advice.”

February 2024

Wills 
Wills

“Great service. Everything was clearly explained to me and I was guided through the whole process. Michael was extremely friendly and professional.”

February 2024

Wills 
Wills

Meet Our Lasting Powers of Attorney

The LPA department is supervised by Michael Wadsworth (Director). 

Michael Wadsworth

Kelsi Jones

Wills and LPA Assistant

kelsi.jones@wadsworthslaw.co.uk

 

 

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