Lasting Powers of Attorney - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
By having a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place while you are still in good health, you can decide who makes important decisions on your behalf if you can no longer make them yourself.
At K&K Solicitors, our experienced solicitors provide expert advice and support on signing Lasting Powers of Attorney and associated legal issues. Area cover Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
There are two different types of LPAs that can be assigned - one that deals with your property and financial affairs, and a second that deals with health and welfare.
Health and welfare lasting power of attorney
This LPA can be assigned to an individual you trust to make decisions concerning:
Your daily routine
Moving into permanent care
Everyday hygiene and nutrition
Receipt of medical treatment
Use of medication
Health and Welfare LPA can only be enacted if you are rendered unable to make such important decisions for yourself.
Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney
This LPA can be assigned to individuals you trust to make decisions concerning:
Management of bank accounts
Allocation of pension savings
Selling you home
Repayment of debts
Assigning Property and Financial Affairs LPA can help reduce or avoid the costs associated with court involvement on such matters, where LPA has not been granted.
Court of Protection
When a person is no longer capable of making important decisions due to health, the Court of Protection may be brought in to act on their behalf. If Lasting Powers of Attorney have not been allocated by the actual person concerned, decisions are made by the Court of Protection under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
However, applications brought to the Court of Protection where poor decisions are concerned can be complex, time-consuming, and costly. Allocating Lasting Powers of Attorney therefore comes highly recommended, even for those that do not foresee major future issues that may impair their decision-making capacity.
Whether you are looking to assign Lasting Powers of Attorney or you would like to learn more about the Court of Protection, we can help. Call the team at K&K Solicitors anytime for a free consultation, or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For more information on any of the above or to discuss any aspect of Lasting Power of Attorney or Court of Protection in more detail, contact us on 01707 244442 alternatively you can get in touch by filling out the Contact Us form.