Allow others to make decisions on your behalf with Lasting Power of Attorney
If a person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated, a family member or close friend can be given legal power to look after their financial affairs, property, health and welfare. The person with lasting power of attorney has the authority to make key decisions about your finances, medical care, bill payments and more. Lasting Power of Attorney can cover health and welfare, finance and property, or both.
At Maplebrook, our expert legal advisors are here to offer Lasting Power of Attorney guidance to you and your loved ones, should the unexpected happen. Our local experts are located across the UK, so your advisor will be local to you. We are here to ensure that the process of obtaining Lasting Power of Attorney is stress-free, and that you have peace of mind throughout.
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Don’t force your family to apply to court
The unexpected can happen in life. If something bad happens to you and you don’t have Lasting Power of Attorney, your family would have to apply to the UK’s Court of Protection.
The reason for this is that if you lose capacity, your loved ones aren’t legally allowed to make financial and health-related decisions on your behalf. This applies to spouses too.
If you don’t have Lasting Power of Attorney, the only alternative is to apply for ‘deputyship’. This involves an application to court, which is expensive and leads to delays lasting months or more.
You can lose capacity because of having dementia. But you can also lose capacity if you’re put in a coma because of an accident or disease.
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We understand that Lasting Power of Attorney forms can seem complicated. The forms are confusing if you’re not familiar with legal terminology.
That’s where we can help. We are a network of trusted local experts across the UK, who can explain the options clearly. When you get in touch, we’ll put you in contact with a local advisor.
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Why get Lasting Power of Attorney?
If you lose mental capacity, you will need someone to help you manage your bank account and day-to-day care. A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to give someone you trust the legal right to do this, including your spouse and close family members.
If a person has lost mental capacity, it is too late to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. Your loved ones would then have to apply to the Court of Protection for the legal right to make decisions for you (called ‘deputyship’).
When you set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can nominate one or more attorneys to make decisions. Attorneys are typically family members but they can be friends, neighbours or a professional such as a solicitor.
You can select primary attorneys and reserves, who can act if your original attorneys have died or are no longer able to act. We can advise on the best ways of appointing attorneys and reserves in Lasting Power of Attorney so that they can act when the time comes.
There are two Lasting Power of Attorney documents: