Without an LPA in place, if you lose capacity your family would need to apply to the Court of Protection, which is a time-consuming and costly process. It is far better to take care of this in advance.
There are two types of LPA, a Property and Financial Affairs LPA and a Health and Welfare LPA. An LPA is not valid until it has been registered at The Office of the Public Guardian.
Property and Financial Affairs LPA £395
This LPA allows you to choose one or more persons to make decisions about your money or property on your behalf.
This includes fulfilling important tasks such as paying bills, writing cheques, transferring money receiving salaries, arranging for the upkeep of your property or selling your home.
Health and Welfare LPA £395
This LPA allows you to appoint one or more persons to make decisions regarding your medical care, moving into a care home, your daily routine (e.g. eating and what to wear) and refusing life-sustaining treatment.
Unlike the Property and Financial Affairs LPA it can only be used once you have lost the ability to make your own decisions.
Each LPA must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian for it to be valid and usable.
The registration fee is currently £82, however some people may be entitled to a discount or an exemption of the fee.
Preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney with Assist Law
- We will prepare your LPA and carry out the legal formalities of registering the document with the Office of the Public Guardian
- Receive expert advice and guidance by a professional Legal Case Manager (includes a telephone consultation) to ensure the complex paperwork is completed correctly
- Access to the Care Estate Planner, to assist families through the emotional, practical and legal issues when considering care options for a loved one
- The LPA is drafted and checked by a professional Legal Case Manager then sent to you by email or post
- Provide peace of mind for you and your family both now and in the future
Call us or email our care team to talk about how we can help