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Lasting Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf if you are unable or unwilling to do so. One of the primary reasons for the popularity of the document is to provide you with protection in the event that your health deteriorates.

Different types of power of attorney

There are two kinds of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), and you can decide to make one of these or both, depending on your situation:

You can change your Lasting Power of Attorney, including to remove one of your Attorneys, for as long as you have the mental capacity to do so. If however, you wish to add another Attorney, you will need to end your Lasting Power of Attorney and register a new one.

Making a Power of Attorney

At Ackroyd Legal, our expert Wills & Probate solicitors have a great deal of experience in the area and will be able to guide you through the whole process focusing on the elements of making your LPA, ensuring that you are safe and can move on with peace of mind.

Producing such document demands expertise and knowledge, and get the right legal help is all you need.

Why should I think about legal assistance when choosing an attorney?

If you have been appointed as an Attorney by someone else or need assistance in choosing who will be your attorney, the specialist team at Ackroyd Legal are here to help you.

The person who appoints you as their Attorney is called the ‘donor’, and despite the term ‘Attorney’, you do not need any qualifications or legal experience in order to do this. You must, however, be over 18 years of age.

The Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before you can begin making decisions on the donor’s behalf. For Property and Financial Affairs, you may be able to do this whilst they still have mental capacity themselves, with their agreement. If they do not agree, it will only come into effect if they lose capacity in the future. All decisions must be made in the donor’s best interests, and you must not ask someone else to make decisions for you, even in very difficult situations.

Why choose Ackroyd Legal?

Our skilled team of Wills and Probate solicitors will work together to make sure that your assets and wealth are carried on to the people you have chosen. We will also assist you in ensuring that your estate is inherited in the manner you desire.

With years of experience, we will handle your case with the highest level of service, providing honest, sensitive and professional advice.

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