Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
How would your affairs be managed if you lost the mental capacity to make key decisions about your health, welfare and financial issues? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate a trusted person to make these decisions for you, ensuring your interests are protected no matter what the future brings.
Tayntons’ Lasting Powers of Attorney solicitors, based in Gloucester, help individuals and families with all aspects of incapacity planning, making sure you have the right measures in place for your future wellbeing.
We will listen to your concerns and consider every possible scenario where a decision may need to be made for you, so you will always have exactly the support you need. Whether you are concerned about your future healthcare, what will happen to your home or how decisions will be made about where you will live, we can advise you and your attorneys on all aspects of making Lasting Powers of Attorney and acting as an attorney.
Whether you need to create or update an LPA or other type of Power of Attorney, or need help registering a Power of Attorney or acting as an Attorney, we have the experience and expertise to make things as simple and stress-free as possible.
Speak to one of our Lasting Powers of Attorney solicitors now by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.
Understanding different types of Powers of Attorney
There are various different types of Powers of Attorney that you may want to set up or already have in place, depending on the circumstances. We can advise you on which are appropriate for your needs and help get the necessary Power of Attorney in place.
Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
This empowers a trusted person to make decisions about your medical care, as well as issues such as moving you to a care home and whether life-extending treatment should be given if required. It also covers day-to-day issues, such as your diet and personal care.
Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney
This allows your Attorney to deal with managing your income, such as your pension, as well as paying bills and other costs. A Property and Financial Affairs LPA can also give someone the power to sell your home if this becomes necessary e.g. to fund care costs.
Business Lasting Powers of Attorney
This gives your Attorney the authority to make decisions about managing your business interests. A Business LPA can be essential to allow a business to continue to operate, as well as ensuring the donor’s interests are protected.
Ordinary Powers of Attorney
These can be created for a specific purpose and a defined period. They are often used in matters such as conveyancing transactions where you need to sell, remortgage or transfer ownership of a property.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) preceded Lasting Powers of Attorney and served broadly the same function. As EPAs were replaced by LPAs from October 2007, you can no longer create an EPA, but an EPA created before this date can still be used.
An EPA will need to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian if the donor has begun to lose capacity, which is something we will be happy to assist with.
Why choose Tayntons Lasting Powers of Attorney solicitors?
Tayntons’ solicitors have been helping people with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and other types of incapacity planning for many years. We regularly work with clients in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean.
We know how confusing and sensitive these issues can be, so offer sympathetic, practical support to help you get the right protections in place for your future wellbeing. We will listen to your concerns and what you need to achieve, then explain your options in plain English with a clear breakdown of the costs involved.
Our team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly, reflecting our expertise in dealing with these complex and sensitive matters.
Tayntons has achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation in recognition of the excellence of our practice management and client care. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continue to meet the highest legal and professional standards at all times.
Get in touch with our Lasting Powers of Attorney solicitors in Gloucester
Looking for help with a Lasting Power of Attorney or general incapacity planning in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire?