LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

Tru Wills and Trusts offer advice about making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Call our Lasting Power of Attorney specialists on 0191 6011226  contact us online at info@truwilluk.com. We will be happy to help you

How Much Does a Lasting Power of Attorney Cost?

A Lasting Power of Attorney costs from £260.00)

Mirror Lasting Power of Attorney for two people start from £450.00

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime. The people you appoint to manage your affairs are called the Attorneys. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a completely separate legal document to your Will although many people put them in place at the same time as getting their Will written, as part of wanting to plan for the future.

Why is a Lasting Power of Attorney So Important?

Once you have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place you can have peace of mind that there is someone you trust to look after your affairs if you became unable to do so yourself during your lifetime. This may occur, for example, because of an illness or old age or an accident.

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place can allow your attorney to have authority to deal with your finances and property as well as make decisions about your health and welfare. Your Lasting Power of Attorney can include binding instructions together with general preferences for your attorney to consider. Your Lasting Power of Attorney should reflect your particular wishes so you know that the things that matter most would be taken care of.

You can only put a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place whilst you are capable of understanding the nature and effect of the document i.e. you have the required legal capacity. After this point, you cannot enter into a LPA and no one can do so on your behalf.

Many people don’t know that their next of kin has no automatic legal right to manage their spouse’s affairs without a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, so having to make decisions on their behalf can become prolonged and significantly more expensive.

The best solution is for couples to have ‘Mirror’ (identical) Lasting Powers of Attorney

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