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When is a Lasting Power of Attorney useful?

We have adapted our will and LPA service to make them more accessible. During the current social restrictions caused by the Pandemic our will and LPA service will be available to you over Zoom and Skype. For those unable to use Zoom/Skype we are also offering the service over the telephone. Talk to us on 0113 320 5000 about making your will and LPA.

Making use of an LPA

As soon as your property and financial LPA has been registered, and you have given your consent, then the document can be useful in many situations.

Examples of when a property and financial LPA can be used:

  • If you have a physical reason for being unable to deal with your finances, for example:

- You are in hospital

- If it is difficult for you to travel to deal with your finances (e.g. travel to a bank)

- You are shielding/classed as vulnerable during a medical pandemic

  • You are abroad and not able to deal with a matter
  • You simply would prefer your attorney(s) to deal with the matter for you

A health and care LPA can only be used if you have lost capacity.

What situations could my LPA be used?

A property and finance LPA gives your attorney(s) the ability to:

  • Manage your bank and savings accounts
  • Make or sell investments
  • Pay your bills
  • Buy or sell a property on your behalf

A health and care LPA gives your attorney(s) the ability to:

  • Your medical treatment including life sustaining treatment
  • Where you live (moving into a care home)
  • Day to day care (diet and daily routine)

Making your LPA ensures that a person who you trust can deal with your affairs and will carry out your medical wishes. Without an LPA in place then decisions about your care will be made by someone else and this maybe different to your preferences. 

Our experienced LPA team can give you the legal advice and guidance you need to make a suitable LPA. Please contact the team wills@winstonsolicitors.co.uk or call 0113 320 5000 for a no obligation chat about your circumstances. Late night appointments are available on a Wednesday evening. 

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