At Glaisyers, we understand that dementia, illness or injury can all stop people from making decisions for themselves. If you’re facing this daunting prospect, it’s bound to be a worry, but by making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you can allow people you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you are not able to.
Whatever the reason you want to organise your affairs in this way, we’re here to help. We’ve vast experience in this area and can offer you clear, straightforward advice on the best way forward for you. Our friendly, understanding professional lawyers will talk you through the two types of LPA:
- Property and Finance
- Health and Welfare
You do not have to make both types of LPA and we will explain how you can appoint different people to make different types of decisions. You may want your family to make health and welfare decisions but your solicitor, business partner or accountant to be an attorney for your property and financial affairs. You can appoint more than one attorney, and even substitute attorneys who can act if your original attorneys die or are unable to act.
Whatever your decision, we’ll advise you on including informal guidance to let your attorneys know your wishes, plus making legally binding restrictions on the actions they can take. A health and welfare LPA can empower your attorneys to give or refuse consent to life sustaining treatment, which could include artificial nutrition and hydration.
In short, we’ll go the extra mile for you, doing everything we can to help. Making sure the whole process is as easy and stress free as possible for you.