Lasting Power of Attorney

12th February 2020

How to show mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be an incredibly helpful way of allowing a person you trust to manage your affairs once you are no longer capable. Ideally, an LPA should be executed well in advance of any incapacity. But so long as the person signing the document still understands its full meaning and […]

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23rd January 2020

Preparing for the future with a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an official legal document appointing someone to act on your behalf should you one day become incapable of managing your affairs. There are two types of LPA, one for financial matters and one for health and welfare. You can have one or both in place. They do not […]

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24th July 2019

Managing financial affairs in retirement

As people grow older, managing financial affairs can become onerous, particularly where there are a number of different holdings, bank accounts and other investments. As part of planning for the future, it is advisable to think about who will help you deal with your affairs should you become unable to do so, or should you […]

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10th July 2019

Can I allow trusted family members access to my bank account?

When dealing with financial affairs, it may seem ideal to allow children or other trusted family members access to your accounts to help you manage finances. We explain why this is never advisable. Giving someone the information they need to deal with your money may seem like a good solution if you’re concerned about being […]

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26th June 2019

Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is preferable to a Deputyship Order

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint an attorney to deal with your affairs once you are no longer capable of doing so yourself. If you do not have an LPA, then your family will have to apply for a Deputyship Order to allow someone to help you. There are two types […]

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