Circumstances may make it difficult for you to deal with your own affairs: you may be out of the country, temporarily hospitalised, or simply finding it stressful to manage without help.
It is always wise to plan ahead to make sure that your affairs will be managed by someone that you trust, who you have chosen, in the event that you become unable to manage by yourself during your lifetime.
A General Power of Attorney (GPA) is suitable if you need to give rights to another person to deal with specific matters for a limited time e.g. if you are going to be out of the country.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime if you become unable to do so yourself. You can create two types of LPA:
- Property and Financial Affairs – This allows you to choose someone to make decisions about how to spend your money and the way your property and affairs are managed.
- Health and Welfare – This allows you to choose someone to make decisions about your healthcare and welfare, including decisions to refuse or consent to medical treatment and deciding where you live.
We can advise on the most appropriate Power of Attorney to suit your needs.
For only £95 + VAT we can provide you with 45 minutes of expert legal advice about how to prepare and register an LPA so that you can take the next steps yourself.
To make and register one LPA our charges are £300 + VAT.
To make and register both types of LPA (‘Property and Financial Affairs’ and ‘Health and Welfare’) for you, or if you and your spouse / civil partner/partner would like us to make and register mirror LPAs (one type of LPA for both of you), we offer a discount on the second LPA so that our charges are £500 + VAT.
If you and your spouse / civil partner/partner would like us to make and register both types of LPA for both of you (four LPAs altogether), we offer a further discount on the third and fourth LPA so that our charges are £900 + VAT.
Applications to the Court of Protection
If your loved one becomes mentally incapable of dealing with their own affairs and they do not have a Power of Attorney in place, then we can assist you with the Court process so that you can be appointed as a Deputy to deal with their affairs.
We charge a fixed fee of £950 + VAT for the work involved in a Deputyship Application.