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LASTING POWER
OF ATTORNEY

Safeguard your assets and protect your welfare with expert Power of Attorney solicitors at RJM Solicitors.

 

Our forward-thinking team assists clients daily in securing their assets and well-being against degenerative diseases, sudden illnesses, old age, and mental incapacity.

Don't wait for the unexpected—consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney, a prudent precaution for everyone. Consult our specialist solicitors for peace of mind and comprehensive estate planning.

Looking To Safeguard Your Assets and Welfare?

Expert Power of Attorney Solicitors

RJM Solicitors values the importance of forward-thinking, which is why our team of Power of Attorney solicitors assists clients daily in safeguarding their assets and well-being in the face of degenerative diseases, sudden illnesses, old age, and mental incapacity. We also help individuals going on extended trips abroad, including those in the armed forces, establish Powers of Attorney. 

Who should make a Lasting Power Attorney? 

In our opinion, it is advisable for everyone to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney. Illnesses or accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of age or situation, which could result in physical or mental incapacity. 

Unlike a will, which only becomes effective after death, appointing trusted attorneys to make crucial decisions on your behalf during your lifetime can be a prudent precaution. 

Many of our clients consult our solicitors who specialise in creating Lasting Powers of Attorney simultaneously with their wills. This approach provides them with reassurance that they have made appropriate arrangements for both their lifetime and after their death.

Our specialist team can help with the following:

  • Drafting financial Lasting Powers of Attorney

  • Drafting health & welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney 

  • Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney

Call or email us today to book a consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does a Lasting Power of Attorney Allow You To Do?

 

A lasting power of attorney ( LPA ) is a legal document that lets you (the 'donor') appoint one or more people (known as 'attorneys') to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make decisions for yourself due to mental or physical incapacity.

What Are The 2 Types of Lasting Power of Attorney?

There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – a health and welfare LPA and a property and financial affairs LPA.

 

When Does a Lasting Power of Attorney Come Into Effect?

An LPA can only be used when it is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Once registered, it can be used immediately or specified to be used only if you lose mental capacity.

What Decisions Can My Attorney Make On My Behalf?

The decisions your attorney can make will depend on the type of LPA you have created. There are two types: a. Property and Financial Affairs LPA: Your attorney can handle financial matters, such as managing bank accounts, paying bills, or selling property. b. Health and Welfare LPA: Your attorney can make decisions about your daily routine, medical care, living arrangements, and consent to or refuse medical treatment.

Can I Change or Revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney?

 

Yes, you can change or revoke an LPA as long as you still have mental capacity. You can do this by completing a revocation form and notifying the Office of the Public Guardian. It's also possible to make amendments or add additional attorneys by creating a new LPA or using a separate form to add a supplemental LPA.

Can I Have More Than One Attorney?

Yes, you can appoint multiple attorneys to act on your behalf. You can specify whether they should make decisions jointly (unanimous agreement required) or jointly and severally (they can act independently or together).

How Do I Choose The Right Attorney(s)?

Choosing the right attorney(s) is crucial. You should select someone you trust implicitly, who understands your wishes, and is capable of making decisions in your best interest. It could be a family member, friend, or a professional such as a solicitor.

Can I Make An LPA For Someone Else?

No, you cannot create an LPA on behalf of someone else. Each individual must create their own LPA while they still have the mental capacity to do so. If someone lacks mental capacity, an application for a deputyship order may be required instead.

 

What Happens If I Don't Have an LPA and Lose Mental Capacity?

 

If you lose mental capacity and do not have an LPA in place, decisions regarding your financial affairs and welfare may be taken by the Court of Protection through a deputyship order. This process can be time-consuming, costly, and may not align with your preferences.

Your Lasting Power of Attorney Expert

Reynold Mahoney - Director

Reynold is a seasoned legal professional with over 30 years experience and the founder of RJM Solicitors. He is dedicated to providing top-notch legal solutions and securing favourable outcomes for clients, bringing unrivalled expertise and a proven track record to every case.

Reynold RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, last
Karen from RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, l

Your Lasting Power of Attorney Expert

Karen Jones - Director

Karen is an experienced Solicitor with expertise in conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney. Trusted for her comprehensive legal knowledge and meticulous approach, she delivers industry leading services to ensure smooth property transactions, estate planning and protection of clients' interests.

Your Lasting Power of Attorney Expert

Ryan Owen - Director

Ryan, a dedicated Solicitor deeply rooted in the local community, offers comprehensive legal services across all areas of law. With a rich background of collaborating with prestigious law firms, he delivers exceptional solutions and unwavering support to clients, ensuring their legal needs are met with utmost professionalism.

Ryan Owen, RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, l

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