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Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney, or LPA, is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime, giving you peace of mind that there is someone you trust to look after your affairs if you become unable to do so yourself. There are two forms of LPAs available – one for Property & Financial Affairs (LPA PA) and one for Health & Welfare (LPA HW) – with most people choosing both types of LPA to ensure complete protection of both your property and money in addition to decisions surrounding their healthcare, medical treatment and living arrangements.

Without an LPA in place, there is no one with the legal authority to manage your affairs, and your family or loved ones must go through a complex and expensive legal process to be able to make decisions for you. It’s also not possible to create an LPA once you are unable to make your own decisions and cannot be put into place retrospectively, so if you think you would like an LPA, it’s something that you should consider putting in place as soon as possible.

Why choose Enfortro?

At Enfortro, we are here to help with all aspects of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney, from choosing an attorney and deciding what type of LPA is right for you, to correctly registering the documentation. We provide an efficient and straightforward service without legal jargon or complexity for a reasonable fixed fee, giving you total peace of mind for the future.

What do Lasting Power of Attorney documents cost?

At Enfortro Wills & Estate Planning, our fees are as follows:

  • For an individual Lasting Power of Attorney document, the cost is £249.99
  • For both Lasting Power of Attorney documents (LPA PA & LPA HW), the cost is £479.99
  • For a couple’s package of four Lasting Power of Attorney documents, the cost is £849.99 (LPA PA & LPA HW for both)

There is typically also a small additional fee of £82 made payable to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for registering your document(s), this fee is separate to our professional drafting fees and is for each LPA being registered for producing the documents.

However within our professional drafting service of these documents we cover the cost of producing the registration documents and submit the relevant documents to the OPG. Ensuring the whole process is taken care off by ourselves to make everything as straightforward as possible.

A Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (PA) takes care of your financial affairs, property, money and assets. This means that your chosen attorney can pay your bills and deal with your income when you can’t.
 
One reason for a Property & Financial Affairs LPA is to avoid the possibility of family arguments over who takes responsibility for your assets. An LPA can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. You can hand over as little or as much control as you wish to your attorney.
A Health & Welfare LPA allows you to decide who gets to make decisions on your future care and welfare. Unlike the Property and Affairs LPA, this element will only come into force when you’re unable to make decisions. It gives your attorney a voice about decisions like where you will live, your medical care and life-saving treatment.
If you are a business owner, it is important to think about what would happen to your business if you were unable to make decisions.
Who would authorise the payment of bills, sign cheques, service a business loan or pay salaries if something happens to you? Would you hope that a colleague or family member will get authority to act on your behalf? This could take some time to sort during which your business will potentially be at risk.
 
To protect your business, talk to us about a separate Business LPA to cover this.

Make an enquiry about LPAs today

Contact us online or give us a call on 01664 511004

The Enfortro Promise

In the last few years, the adequacy of will writing and estate planning services has received significant scepticism due to some companies charging extortionate fees, creating documents which were not legally binding or even losing documents despite being paid a fee for secure storage. At Enfortro, we are completely committed to your satisfaction as a fully qualified and insured will writing and estate planning service provider. We promise to, at all times, act in your best interests, provide a proper standard of service, and behave in a way which maintains your ongoing trust.

FAQs

Anyone over the age of 18 can have an LPA, although these documents are typically mostly thought about in the later stages of life. However, if you have a condition which is likely to cause a loss of mental capacity later on, such as dementia, or have a dangerous job, it’s a good idea to set up an LPA as soon as possible.

It is completely up to you who you choose as your attorney, as long as they are over the age of 18 and not subject to a debt relief order or declared bankrupt. We advise that you pick someone who knows you well and that you can trust, is organised, and is interested in ensuring that your wishes are met. This may be your family or loved ones, or a professional such as a solicitor or doctor.

A Property & Financial Affairs LPA can take effect before you lose the ability to make your own decisions, but you must give permission for this. If you do not provide permission, the LPA will take effect once you have lost mental capacity. This is also the case with a Health & Welfare LPA, which can only take effect once you have lost mental capacity and are no longer able to make decisions.

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Enfortro Wills & Estate Planning

21A Market Place,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE13 1XD