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November 4, 2020

Following on from last week’s blog posts about the Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), this week I will be answering questions about the equally important Health & Welfare LPA. The Health & Welfare LPA must be made when the donor (the person to whom the LPA relates) still has the required mental […]

November 3, 2020

Unlike a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) a Property & Finance LPA can be registered for use while the donor (the person to whom the LPA relates) still has mental capacity, if this is the wish of the donor. For example, it may be that the donor is going into hospital for […]

November 2, 2020

To successfully make and register a Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with the Office of the Public Guardian, the person to whom the LPA relates (the donor) must have the sufficient mental capacity to do so. This means, according to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, that they should fully understand what a […]

November 1, 2020

I think one of the most common misconceptions about a person who loses mental capacity is that their spouse will be able to continue to manage their finances for them. Sadly, without an Lasting Power of Attorney in place, this is not the case. Many people assume that the person in the couple who retains […]

October 31, 2020

Choosing who to appoint as your attorneys in your Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) should be a carefully thought out decision. Your attorneys will be responsible for managing your finances on your behalf so there are certain things you should take into account before making your decision. You can choose a minimum […]

October 30, 2020

A Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can, as the name suggests, be used to allow somebody other than the donor (the person making the LPA) to carry out financial transactions on the donor’s behalf. Whether the donor has lost mental capacity or simply requires some help managing their finances (more about this […]

October 29, 2020

Over the next few days on our blog I will be answering questions about the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for Property & Finance. Crucially, as with all types of LPA (property, finance and ordinary), it must be put in place while the donor (the person making the LPA) still has mental capacity. Here are […]

October 28, 2020

Since July 2020 we have been offering the following package deals in attempt to reduce the cost barrier that some clients face in putting these vitally important documents in place : For single people : Single will and one pair of Lasting Power of Attorneys (health and finance) – £675 For couples : Mirror wills […]

October 27, 2020

So, when and why would you include a ‘non-provision clause’ in your will, what does it actually achieve and can it be contested? Over the years, I have written many non-provision clauses into clients’ wills – it’s actually a fairly common way of taking steps (as far as is possible) to ensure that those you […]