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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you  appoint one or more people  to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if, for example, you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (you ‘lack mental capacity’). You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA.

There are 2 types:

  • health and welfare
  • property and financial affairs

You can choose to make one type or both. We recommend you have both as soon as you are able to afford to.

The government has a fantastic website which guides you through the entire ‘do it yourself’ process or… you can let us do it for you!

LPA, Attorney

Do the right thing by them, as they would by you

Register your LPA through Dartmoor Financial Llp

  • We come to you or arrange a phone appointment to take your instructions using our tailored instruction form
  • We then complete the application online for you
  • We deal with the Office of the Public Guardian for you
  • There’s an £82 application fee to register, paid by or on behalf of the donor – that’s the person who’s making the LPA. If the donor has an income below £12,000, or gets certain benefits, they might qualify for a lower fee, or the fee might be waived altogether.
  • After we send in your application, it can be 8 to 10 weeks before you receive the registered LPA. The time also includes a four-week waiting period. This is a safeguard required by law and allows people involved in the LPA to raise any concerns they might have.

It’s a good idea to apply to register an LPA sooner rather than later. If you don’t and it goes to the Court of Protection it can (we know from personal experience) cause added stress and financial worry to those that care about you. 

Our charges for this service is dependent on a number of variables. Please contact us to discuss how we might help you to get this sorted. You LPA should be done as a matter of course. Along with your Will.

 


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