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10 Jul 2018
Wills & Probate
In the UK, 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 are suffering with the devastating effects of dementia. Far too many of us are leaving our future to chance, not wishing to think and plan ahead should care and assistance be required.
Should there come a time when you are unable to make your own decisions, it may be required that someone else has to make decisions for you.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that gives you (the ‘donor’) the opportunity to plan ahead. It allows you to make decisions now, such as appointing one or more persons (known as ‘attorneys’) to make decisions on your behalf when you may not have the capacity to do so.
There are two types of LPA:
Provided you are aged 18 years or over and have the mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) you can arrange to have an LPA set up.
Putting an LPA in place will give you the peace of mind that someone you trust is in charge of your affairs and care.
For more information on LPAs, please contact our Wills & Probate team on 01633 244233, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch ASAP.
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