Carers often worry about “What will happen in the future?” Despite this, not enough carers and those they care for take the relatively simple step of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). An LPA can be vital as it gives the carer the capacity to act in the best interests of the person they care for if they lose the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

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A H&W LPA gives authority to make decisions on your behalf, such as exercise, dietary requirements, medical or dental care, and decisions on life-sustaining treatment. Where the donor lives, i.e. relocation into a care home or sheltered accommodation.

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A P&F LPA allows the authority to make decisions on your behalf, such as Managing bank accounts, paying bills, claiming income and benefits, and buying, selling or repairing property.

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When creating Lasting Powers of Attorney, the people you choose to act on your behalf are called ‘Attorneys’. This article outlines key considerations in choosing attorneys.

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The importance of LPAs. An infographic from the Office of the Public Guardian.

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The certificate provider is crucial in establishing an LPA. This impartial individual safeguards the donor's interests by ensuring their understanding and willingness when creating the LPA.

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There are several options for paying the Office Of The Public Guardian (OPG) registration fees. This is a step-by-step walkthrough of the payment process.

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Understanding how Property & Finance LPAs work in relation to selling and buying property.

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A GPA can be an excellent alternative for someone who needs someone to make decisions for them immediately. There is no registration requirement, so the document is ready to use as soon as it has been properly signed.

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Do you feel lucky enough to gamble your house and life savings? Or are you going to call Fern Wills, talk it through over a cup of coffee and avoid the 8 most common errors in Wills and the 23 most common errors in LPAs?

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Court of Protection Deputyship and Power of Attorney are two different legal terms that you should be aware of. It's important to determine which one you actually need before you move forward with anything.

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The Office Of Public Guardian (OPG) estimates that approximately over 10,000 LPAs per month are completed incorrectly. Thousands more were found to have errors when they were attempted to be used.

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