Will Writing Services
A will is one of the most important legal documents you will ever produce, and is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your estate is divided in the way that you choose.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate a person or persons to look after you and your affairs if you lose the capacity to do this yourself.
This may be due to a dementia-related illness, an accident or even another illness.
There are two types of LPA. The first is for Property and Financial Affairs and the second is for Health and Wellbeing.
The LPAs can be drawn up at any time so long as the donor (the person doing it) has capacity to do so. The LPA can’t be used until it has been registered by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
Without a Lasting Power of Attorney in place if capacity is lost then those around will have to apply for a deputyship order from the OPG. This is costly and can take up 2 years to complete. Until the deputyship order has been granted no one will be able to access bank accounts or sell property or make decisions about your health and wellbeing.