What would happen if age, illness or an accident meant you were no longer capable of looking after yourself, your money or own affairs? Our specialist lawyers can help create a Lasting Power of Attorney so that you can ensure your family are able to act on your behalf inline with your wishes should that time come.
It’s important to work with a lawyer who understands you, your life and your future wishes when creating an LPA or planning for the possibility of care and care fees. As later life planning specialists we are members of STEP, qualified as Solicitors for the Elderly and Dementia Friendly.
Key to your successful outcome is that we put you first. We really listen and understand what’s important to you.
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Planning for later in life and possibly needing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something that few of us want to think about.
Our specialist lawyers can help you make plans before they are needed so you can be assured that your voice will be heard when it otherwise might not be. We can also help in planning for care fees to ensure you are looked after as you would wish.
An LPA gives another person (the attorney) the legal authority to make decisions about your personal welfare and property & finances in the event you are unable to do this yourself. We recommend that everyone creates LPAs to give them peace of mind and also the opportunity to make clear decisions about the choices that effect you and those closest to you.
There are two types of LPA, both of which we can create for you;
Our Guide to LPAs gives you more detailed information about the different types of LPA and which might be right for you.
We can help you decide who to appoint as your Attorney; it could be a spouse, business partner or friend. Ultimately it should be someone you trust and are happy could act for you. We can act for you if you’d be more comfortable giving the authority to someone removed from your close circle of family and friends.
Our specialist lawyers can also offer legal advice on the practical considerations of long-term care which can be worrying for many people and their families. We can offer our legal experience to advise you on how to structure your assets to ensure you receive the care you may require whilst also preserving your estate for inheritance.
You’ll receive a long-term, pragmatic approach to estate planning and care fees funding from our specialist lawyers. We’ll clearly explain the financial and legal possibilities reflective of your individual situation and help you plan accordingly, including;
“Nothing with any member of staff we came into contact with was too much a problem.”