Why Do YOU need an LPA? 5 reasons YOU should put your LPA in place

5 reasons
YOU should put your
LPA in place

You will know by now that here at TLC we are passionate about EVERYONE having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place! Contrary to popular belief they are not just something that should be considered as we get older.

So, we have set out below our FIVE top reasons for getting your LPAs in place. This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg and there are many many more reasons but these should be enough to prompt you…

Having PEACE OF MIND is paramount.

Knowing that all of your property & financial affairs and your health & welfare decisions are in order and can be dealt with by your Attorneys, should you be unable to do so – whether that be because you are physically unable to or because you lack the capacity to do so – will not only put your own mind at ease but will also remove the emotional and financial burden from your loved ones should the situation arise that your LPA is needed.

Taking the decision to put your Lasting Powers of Attorney in place means that you have the control.

YOU DECIDE who you want to appoint as your Attorneys (and can also appoint replacement Attorneys). 

If you do not put LPAs in place and your loved ones/caregivers are put in a situation where an application has to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf, then the Court will decide who to appoint and this may not be the person/people that you would have chosen.

Putting your LPAs in place means that you are able to GIVE SPECIFICS not only as to who you want to appoint as Attorneys but also in relation to how they will act; whether they can take decision on their own or whether decisions must be made unanimously by all Attorneys, or perhaps some decisions are to be taken by a specific Attorney or unanimously – this can all be provided for.

Your LPAs will also state when they can be used, whether this will be immediately or only when you lose capacity to make decisions.

You can also state your preferences and put in any restrictions that you want your Attorneys to abide by, giving you the ultimate control and peace of mind.

Putting your Lasting Powers of Attorney in place and getting them registered whilst you still have capacity is so important – TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

You are unable to register your LPAs once you have lost capacity and so your loved ones/caregivers will have to make an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf, then the Court will decide who to appoint and this may not be the person/people that you would have  chosen. This process will take a minimum of four months – all whilst important (and urgent!) decisions cannot be made.

The COSTS of putting Lasting Powers of Attorney in place pale into insignificance compared to the costs involved in making an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf. The application fee for the Court of Protection is currently £385 and this does not include any legal costs involved in drafting, finalising and lodging the application nor dealing with any questions or possible  objections.

The office of the Public Guardian charges a fee of £82 to register each LPA and each individual should register two LPAs – Health & Welfare and Property & Financial Affairs.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch for a FREE consultation.

If you would like a FREE chat to discuss your options, get in touch on info@TotalLegacyCare.co.uk or 01727 865 121

Leah Waller

Have a Question or
want to book a 

FREE Consultation?
 

5 reasons
YOU should put your
LPA in place

You will know by now that here at TLC we are passionate about EVERYONE having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place! Contrary to popular belief they are not just something that should be considered as we get older.

So, we have set out below our FIVE top reasons for getting your LPAs in place. This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg and there are many many more reasons but these should be enough to prompt you…

Having PEACE OF MIND is paramount.

Knowing that all of your property & financial affairs and your health & welfare decisions are in order and can be dealt with by your Attorneys, should you be unable to do so – whether that be because you are physically unable to or because you lack the capacity to do so – will not only put your own mind at ease but will also remove the emotional and financial burden from your loved ones should the situation arise that your LPA is needed.

Taking the decision to put your Lasting Powers of Attorney in place means that you have the control.

YOU DECIDE who you want to appoint as your Attorneys (and can also appoint replacement Attorneys). 

If you do not put LPAs in place and your loved ones/caregivers are put in a situation where an application has to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf, then the Court will decide who to appoint and this may not be the person/people that you would have chosen.

Putting your LPAs in place means that you are able to GIVE SPECIFICS not only as to who you want to appoint as Attorneys but also in relation to how they will act; whether they can take decision on their own or whether decisions must be made unanimously by all Attorneys, or perhaps some decisions are to be taken by a specific Attorney or unanimously – this can all be provided for.

Your LPAs will also state when they can be used, whether this will be immediately or only when you lose capacity to make decisions.

You can also state your preferences and put in any restrictions that you want your Attorneys to abide by, giving you the ultimate control and peace of mind.

Putting your Lasting Powers of Attorney in place and getting them registered whilst you still have capacity is so important – TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

You are unable to register your LPAs once you have lost capacity and so your loved ones/caregivers will have to make an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf, then the Court will decide who to appoint and this may not be the person/people that you would have  chosen. This process will take a minimum of four months – all whilst important (and urgent!) decisions cannot be made.

The COSTS of putting Lasting Powers of Attorney in place pale into insignificance compared to the costs involved in making an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to make decisions on your behalf. The application fee for the Court of Protection is currently £385 and this does not include any legal costs involved in drafting, finalising and lodging the application nor dealing with any questions or possible  objections.

The office of the Public Guardian charges a fee of £82 to register each LPA and each individual should register two LPAs – Health & Welfare and Property & Financial Affairs.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch for a FREE consultation.

If you would like a FREE chat to discuss your options, get in touch on info@TotalLegacyCare.co.uk or 01727 865 121

Leah Waller

Have a Question or
want to book a 

FREE Consultation?
 

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