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Powers of Attorney
We are able to assist with the creation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and the creation of Ordinary Powers of Attorney.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are documents registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, which allow you to choose someone you trust to be an Attorney and make decisions on your behalf. LPAs can be used both before and in the event that you no longer have the capacity to manage your own affairs and you may wish to include guidance for use, or place restrictions upon your Attorneys powers. There are two types of LPA:
Property and Financial Affairs LPA
Under this type of LPA, your Attorneys can assist you with the management of your finances, such as paying the bills, managing your bank accounts, buying or selling property or generally assisting with your finances.
Personal Welfare LPA
Under this type of LPA, your Attorneys can be permitted to make decisions such as whether to give or refuse consent to medical treatment, or deciding where you live. Under this LPA the attorneys can only act when you lack the relevant mental capacity.
Our Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney Team will manage the application process on your behalf, including the drafting and completion of all necessary paperwork and correspondence with the Office of the Public Guardian for a fixed fee.
Please contact the Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney Team on 01233 665544 for more information or to make an appointment. You can also download the Kingsfords LPA Questionnaire here. Please complete the questionnaire and bring it with you to your initial appointment.
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) Registration
Although Enduring Powers of Attorney have now been superseded by Lasting Powers of Attorney, EPAs which have already been created remain valid.
If a person with an existing EPA were to lose their mental capacity and could no longer manage their own affairs, their Attorneys are obliged to apply to the Office of the Public Guardian to register the document before it can be validly used.
Our Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney Team can assist you with the registration process, completing the necessary paperwork and handling communications with the Court of Protection for a Fixed Fee.
Ordinary Powers of Attorney (OPA)
An OPA is useful if you require help for a short term issue for example you are going away on holiday for several months and you want someone to pay your bills whilst you are away.
An OPA is a short term solution and would become invalid if you were to lose mental capacity.
- Marcus Parsons
- Director & Head of Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney
- Julie Granger
- Director - Hythe Office
- Elaine Stanley
- Private Client Executive
- Adam Luke
- Sarah Quinn
- Probate Clerk
For more information please call one of our experts on 01233 624545