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Powers of Attorney

 

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document providing authorisation for someone else that you have chosen to manage either your property and finances or your health and welfare matters on your behalf and for your benefit.

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Tim Logan

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There are two types of LPA:

  1. Health and Welfare
  2. Property and Financial

Health and Welfare

A Health and Welfare LPA can only be used once you have lost mental capacity and allows your Attorney to deal with decisions in relation to your personal welfare and medical decisions. This could be in relation to day to day living arrangements and any medical care and support you may require such as choosing a nursing home. Your Attorneys can also make decisions relating to life sustaining treatment if you wish.

Property and Financial

This document provides the right for your attorneys to make decisions in relation to your property and finances. It can be used, with your permission, whilst you still have mental capacity, or afterwards.

How we can help

 

To ensure that the people you trust are able to make decisions on your behalf when you cannot, it is important to plan ahead and have the appropriate documents in place. This is why we advise many of our clients to make lasting powers of attorney (LPA). People often think that these documents are required later on in life; however; incapacity can arise at any time though accident and illness and therefore it is important to be prepared.

At Ellisons, we have an experienced team that will be able to help you and provide the advice that you require.

 

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Our Private Client team will be able to guide you through the options and advise you on the best way forward. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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