Johnson Astills Solicitors Banner Image

Blog

Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Blog

What is a Certificate Provider in a Lasting Power of Attorney?

  • Posted
  • Author

What is a Certificate Provider? A Certificate Provider is a person the Donor chooses to complete the Certificate in a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) form. You can read more about the different types of Lasting Power of Attorneys (Property & Financial...

What is a Legacy Contact?

  • Posted
  • Author

A Legacy Contact is a person you can choose to access your accounts (e.g. Apple, Instagram or Facebook) after your death. This gives the nominated person access to certain elements of your account and allows them to make decisions as to what steps they take...

Can I Make Amendments To My Lasting Powers of Attorney?

  • Posted
  • Author

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs): Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare. Each of these documents allow you to appoint Attorneys to deal with and manage your...

World Menopause Day

  • Posted

Today is World Menopause Day.  A day providing an opportunity to break stigma that unfortunately still exist around menopause. A day to encourage open discussions about a natural transition in a woman’s life. Johnson Astills prides itself on...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs

  • Posted

There are 2 types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA); Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare.  In this article, Johnson Astills will give you an introduction to the Property and Financial Affairs LPA. The Property and Financial...

Impact of divorce on Wills & LPAs

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

According to the latest figures the current rate of marriages ending in divorce in the UK is 42%. When going through divorce proceedings it is important to review and consider your Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys , and the implications divorce has...

The Importance of Making an LPA

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

In a recent study sent to the Ministry of Justice it has found that during the pandemic there has been a significant reduction (26.5%) in the registration of LPAs for both Health and Care and Property and Finances. This statistic is of concern, bearing in...

How can I assist a family member/friend who has lost capacity and is now unable to manage their finances?

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

Where a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for someone’s property and finances has not been put in place prior to a loved one losing mental capacity, Deputyship may need to be applied for, to manage their affairs...

Appointeeship - What is an Appointee?

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

An Appointee is an individual/organisation registered with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). The nominated Appointee is allowed to receive another person’s benefits when they are unable to manage their finances. This could be due to them...

Lasting Power of Attorneys - Health & Welfare

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA); one which deals with your Property and Financial Affairs and one which deals with your Health and Welfare. In this article, we will be discussing the Health and Welfare LPA. A Lasting Power of Attorney...

Managing affairs for a missing person

Jessica  Latimer
  • Posted
  • Author

The Guardianship Act was bought into power in 2019 to help families deal with the affairs of a missing loved one. Prior to this act being bought in, the only way to deal with a missing person’s affairs was to make a declaration to the High Court that...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

  • Posted

A  Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)  is a legal document that allows you (the donor) to appoint attorneys to make decisions on your behalf.  Most people appoint trusted friends or relatives.  Some decide to appoint professional attorneys...