In life, preparation for the future is as crucial as managing the present. At Burd Ward Solicitors, we understand the significance of forward-thinking, especially when it involves legal matters that affect you and your loved ones. A critical component of such planning is understanding and setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to make decisions on your behalf. This arrangement becomes particularly important if you become unable to make your own decisions due to reasons such as illness, an accident, or diminished mental capacity.
There are two types of LPAs in the UK:
Creating an LPA involves several steps, including choosing your attorney(s), filling out the relevant forms, and registering the LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian. It’s essential to consider who to appoint carefully, as they will have significant control over your affairs
At Burd Ward Solicitors, we specialise in providing expert advice on LPAs. We can guide you through the process, ensuring that your LPA reflects your wishes and is legally robust. Our team can help with:
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a vital legal tool that ensures your affairs are managed according to your wishes, even when you are not in a position to make decisions yourself. At Burd Ward Solicitors, we’re committed to guiding you through this crucial process with sensitivity, professionalism, and expertise.
For further information or to arrange an appointment, please contact us on 0151 639 8273.