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The Importance of Making an LPA

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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 mind the importance of appointing Attorneys to manage your affairs for when you are no longer able to do so yourself and the complications that can arise if you do not.

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you (the donor) to appoint Attorneys (The people you nominate to look after your affairs) to make decisions on your behalf.  By having an LPA in place, you can give specifics as to who you would want to make decisions for you, how they will act and consideration for what decisions you would make. Most appoint trusted friends or relatives. We provide a comprehensive letter with links to further guidance for your Attorneys to consider now and at a later date.

Our Solicitors at Johnson Astills can assist you with both your Property/Finance and Health/Welfare LPAs, thoroughly explain what the LPAs cover, how they work, preparing the documents and dealing with the process of registration.

LPAs are important documents, and we aim to make the preparation of them an easy process for you, whilst giving you the peace of mind that your affairs are managed in the way you wish. It is important to remember that if you do not have a registered LPA in place when you have lost capacity your family may have to apply to the court for deputyship.

If you would like to discuss this further or want assistance in the preparation of LPAs and the registration process, our Solicitors at Johnson Astills are here to help.