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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Services

For clients in Newcastle Upon Tyne
and available remotely across the UK

At Kat's Wills and Estate Planning, I understand the importance of preparing for life's uncertainties.

My Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) services offer you the opportunity to appoint trusted individuals to make crucial decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so in the future. With expertise and empathy, I can guide you through the process of establishing LPAs, ensuring your wishes are respected and your interests protected.

 

Let me help you secure peace of mind and empower your loved ones to act in your best interests when you need it most.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a person who has been named to act on the behalf of another person’s behalf in certain situations.

There are two types of LPA known as LPA of Health & Welfare and LPA of Property & Financial Affairs. It is up to the individual if they wish to grant an LPA of one or both sets of affairs.

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When Should an LPA Be Put In Place?

I often get asked why an LPA is important when talking to clients if they don’t have any concerns about mental capacity at the time we are having our discussions. I explain to customers that it is important that LPA paperwork is completed and signed and witnessed as early as possible because if everyone waits until they have mental capacity concerns, they will lose their right to make decisions about who they wish to gain control over their affairs. LPA paperwork allows a person to make the decision themselves about who can gain control and whether there are any limitations to the control they allow the attorneys to have. 

 

Once the LPA paperwork has been filled out, signed and witnessed correctly the person giving LPA can make a decision about whether to file the paperwork immediately with the Office of Public Guardian or to hold onto the paperwork for it to be filed at a later date. Additionally, you can make a decision within the paperwork about when the people can act on your behalf.

 

For example, you can decide if the LPA takes effect immediately when the people have your express permission or if they can only act on your behalf when you no longer have the mental capacity to deal with your affairs on yourself. Presently it is taking approximately 28 weeks for the registration of an LPA process to be completed. It is important that these timescales are taking into consideration when determining the best time to register the paperwork for an LPA.

Types of LPA

LPA of Health and Welfare

 

An LPA of Health & Welfare allows the named people to make decisions about your daily routine, medical care/treatment, whether you live independently or in a care home and if you receive life sustaining treatment. Completing the paperwork while you have a good level of mental capacity is important because it ensures you get to determine who will make these decisions on your behalf in the future.

LPA of Property & Financial Affairs

 

An LPA of Property & Financial Affairs allows the chosen person to make decisions about your property & financial affairs. You can choose whether the person you are giving the ability to act on your behalf can do so immediately when they have your permission or only in the event of you losing mental capacity to deal with your affairs yourself.

At Kat's Wills and Estate Planning, I provide the flexibility to meet clients in person in Newcastle or remotely via video calls across the UK.

I offer traditional face-to-face consultations or convenient virtual consultations to everyone, and I provide expert advice and Lasting Power of Attorney services tailored to your requirements, no matter where you are. With prices for an LPA starting at just £250 per person, plus fees for OPG (Office of the Public Guardian), contact me to book your appointment today and start planning your future with confidence.

Trusted by My Clients

Real Stories, Real Results

Excellent service. Kat helped me with a Lasting Power of Attorney and I will return to her when my house purchase is complete in a few months to write a will. Everything was done remotely and Kat made it so easy. Prices are smashing value for money for such a professional service. Highly recommend using her.

DANNY L.

Great service. Very knowledgeable.
Was so easy to do all necessary parts online and Kat was available to assist at all times. Great value for money and very professional.

PAUL S.

Discover how easy it can be to plan for tomorrow.

Contact me and let's talk through your options together.

07761 332776

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