Lasting Powers of Attorney
Price: from £ 240
We make a lasting power of attorney simple
It’s not always easy to imagine a future in which you’ll need help managing your property, finances, or welfare. But from illness to old age to accidents, there are many reasons why this is a reality for many people.
That’s why preparing for any eventuality, and making sure you have trusted individuals ready to assist you, offers invaluable peace of mind. Life doesn’t always go to plan, but being ready for any eventuality removes so much worry.
What is a lasting power of attorney?
The types of LPA
Anyone over the age of 18
Five reasons for creating a lasting power of attorney
Appoint who you trust
You get to appoint people you trust, and who you know will make the decisions you would have made. Without a registered LPA, a professional deputy might be necessary. They will come at a cost, and their main concern will be your protection, not the wellbeing of your dependents, your family, or your previous (e.g. verbal) wishes.
What’s included in a lasting power of attorney from Fenix?
1. Support and
To start the process, you’ll have a telephone consultation with an expert – and friendly – legal adviser. Together, you’ll define exactly what’s needed, and how Fenix can help. Your lasting power of attorney draft will then be prepared and emailed to you for your approval or amendment.
2. Amend, approve, sign
If you want any changes made, you can discuss them in a follow-up conversation with your legal adviser. Once agreement is reached, your LPA is printed, bound, and posted to you, along with very clear and detailed instructions about how it needs to be signed, in the presence of witnesses.
3. Expert legal advice and support
While it’s possible to fill them out yourself, the lasting power of attorney forms are lengthy, and require very precise information. If mistakes are made, that may result in the application being rejected when sent to the Office of Public Guardian. Our legal advisers ensure that your LPA is completed correctly.
Some important things to remember…
You’ll need to register the documents with the Office of Public Guardian yourself (it’s a legal requirement to do so). It’s an easy step, and we offer very clear instructions and support to help you do it.
You should also remember that a lasting power of attorney is not the same as a will. As both are important parts of planning for the future, many people choose to get both written at the same time. If you also need help creating a will, we’d be more than happy to help.