• Lasting Power of Attorney,  Uncategorized,  Wills

    What Happens if You Don’t Have a Power of Attorney?

    Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. If there comes a time in the future when you don’t have the mental capacity to make or communicate your own decisions, and you haven’t created a valid lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney, it may be necessary for the Court of Protection to become involved. What happens if I lose capacity and don’t have a power of attorney? If you’re married or in a civil partnership, you may…

  • Lasting Power of Attorney,  Uncategorized

    Commercial Lasting Powers of Attorney

    A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document through which you authorise a chosen person to make certain decisions on your behalf. The decisions that you authorise your chosen person to make can be either in relation to your finances, for which an LPA for property and affairs will be created, or in relation to your personal life, where an LPA for personal welfare will be created. An LPA is a very important document, as it ensures continuity in the management of your life and your finances, should you become unwell or lose the capacity to make decisions. You may feel that an LPA is not necessary, and assume…

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