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Drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney can seem like a daunting process but one day it may not be possible to manage your own financial or welfare matters without help from someone else. Our extremely helpful and approachable Powers of Attorney Solicitors can put things in place for you to give your family one less thing to worry about.

 

It’s impossible to predict what is around the corner and no one wants to think about becoming ill or having an accident, but these things do unfortunately happen to every walk of life, young or old.

Give our expert team an initial call on 0343 507 5151 e-mail willsteam@gorvins.com to discuss how we can help you to make plans for your future.

Gorvins Approach to Lasting Powers of Attorney

Our approach is to put you first; to do this we assess your individual situation, listen carefully to your wishes and then provide specialist advice in how you can proceed forward. Our professional and dedicated solicitors act fully in your best interests whether you feel you have a complicated or simple situation. We understand your needs and you can rest assure that we have dealt with many similar cases to yours, which puts us in the best position to advise you.

Why Should I Make Lasting Powers of Attorney?

It’s vitally important that you make Lasting Powers of Attorney while you are mentally able to do so, in fact it’s the only time when you can make an LPA as once you lose mental ability you have to go through the much more costly and lengthier process through the Court of Protection.

Most people don’t realise that if you lose the ability to make financial welfare decisions for yourself, your partner or family do not automatically have the right to do this on your behalf. If you don’t plan ahead, you will have no say at all in who helps you with your finances and welfare.

A Lasting Power of Attorney gives another person, or more than one, the legal authority to make certain decisions on your behalf, in the event that you are unable to do so or lose mental capability whether it is through an brain injury or developing a disease such as Alzheimer’s. Making an LPA is not just for the elderly, but for all manner of people including those who take part in extreme sports or participate in contact sports such as rugby.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  • A Property and Financial Affairs LPA – an attorney can make decisions on such as things as buying or selling property, paying the mortgage and bills, investing money etc.
  • A Health and Welfare LPA – an attorney can make decisions about your healthcare such as where you should live, your medical care, what you should eat, what kind of social activities you should take part in etc.

How Can Gorvins Help?

Our highly specialised team here at Gorvins can help you make Lasting Powers of Attorney and discuss all the options available to do, helping to make the best decision and plan for your specific circumstances. For both types of LPA you must instruct someone who you fully trust to act on your behalf or you can give them specific guidance in regards to your wishes.

All of our Wills, Trusts and Probate solicitors are either STEP qualified or training to become STEP qualified, which is an advanced professional qualification to make sure we are in the best position to help you. We are also members of Solicitors of the Elderly, an independent national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

Next Steps

Your next port of call is to contact one of our specialists to discuss how you can plan forward. You can call us on 0343 507 5151, email actonit@gorvins.com or fill in the online contact form and we will quickly get back in touch.

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