Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors

Stay in control of your finances and wellbeing should something go wrong by contacting our experienced solicitors at Anderson Rowntree today to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). 

If you should suffer an unexpected illness or accident that renders you incapable of making decisions for yourself, such as a stroke or brain injury, do you know what would happen to you, your Estate and your loved ones? To ensure your wishes are carried out with your best interests in mind in the event that you were to lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions you need to have in place a signed and registered LPA. 

Depending on your individual circumstances and needs, you can either have a Property and Financial Affairs LPA and/or a Health and Welfare LPA. If you do not have an LPA in place and you lose mental capacity, it can cost your loved ones time and significant cost to obtain permission to handle your financial and personal affairs. 

At Anderson Rowntree, our team of specialist solicitors can advise and assist you in all aspects of preparing an LPA, including the circumstances in which your LPA should be acted upon and who you should appoint as your Attorney. To get started, contact us today at our Petworth or Chichester office or submit a quick contact form to arrange a call back. 

Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney

As the name suggests, a Property and Financial Affairs LPA covers financial decisions such as: 

  • Buying and selling property
  • Paying the mortgage
  • Investing money
  • Paying bills 
  • Arranging repairs to property

You are able to restrict the types of decisions your chosen Attorney makes or let them make all necessary decisions on your behalf. 

Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

A Health and Welfare LPA covers health and care decisions and can only be used one you have lost your mental capacity. This type of LPA allows you to choose the right people to make potentially difficult decisions on your behalf. 
The decisions your appointed Attorney can make for you once you are no longer able to do so include: 

  • Where you should live
  • Your medical care 
  • What you eat
  • Your visitors
  • Life sustaining treatment decisions
What is the difference between a Health and Welfare LPA and a Living Will?

Do not delay making your LPA and risk not having your wishes fulfilled and exposing your family to potentially long and expensive legal processes.

Our experienced Private Client solicitors at Anderson Rowntree will guide you through the entire process, from carefully planning what to include to ensuring you have chosen the right person as your Attorney. To get started, call your local Anderson Rowntree office today. 

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