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At B-Legal, we offer flexible options for your Power of Attorney needs. Whether online, via Zoom, or with a home visit, we prioritize your peace of mind. Choose B-Legal and take control of your future today.

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Wills with Trusts

Wills with Trusts combines estate planning methods, enabling specific asset distribution, potential tax benefits, and controlled support for beneficiaries after the testator's demise.

Lifetime Trusts

Lifetime Trusts, established during the settlor's lifetime in the UK, offer strategic estate management, asset protection, and tailored beneficiary provisions for future financial security.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in the UK enables individuals to appoint trusted persons to manage their health, welfare, or financial affairs in potential future incapacity scenarios.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an official form that allows you (the 'donor') to nominate individuals ('attorneys') to manage your affairs or decide for you if you can't.

It ensures your affairs are in trusted hands if you're ever incapacitated due to illness or injury.

Health & Welfare LPA

A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney enables your chosen attorney to oversee aspects such as:

  • Personal care routines like bathing, clothing, and dietary choices

  • Healthcare provisions

  • Residential and care home arrangements

  • Decisions regarding life-preserving procedures

This authority activates only if you're no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

Property & Finance LPA

A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney authorizes your attorney to handle your financial matters, such as:

  • Overseeing bank and building society transactions

  • Handling bill payments

  • Administering benefit or pension collections

  • Facilitating the sale of your property

This LPA can be utilized immediately after registration, provided you have given consent.

Signing your Lasting Power of Attorney

Signing and dating your documents is straightforward—just adhere to the given instructions for correct execution. After signing, your documents are prepared for registration.

At B-Legal, we ensure the documents are marked distinctly, guiding you to sign accurately and confidently.

Registering your documents

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) applies a registration fee ranging from £0 to £82 for each Lasting Power of Attorney.

This fee isn't covered in our pricing.

Our service will inform you about the applicable registration fees. You'll pay these fees directly to the OPG once registration commences. You have the choice to pay via card or cheque; if you opt for card payment, the OPG will reach out to you for the payment at the appropriate time.

There's no set deadline for registering your documents after completion, but remember they only become legally effective once registered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

An LPA is a legal document allowing one person (the attorney) to make decisions on behalf of another (the donor). It's used when the donor either no longer wishes or is unable to make decisions due to a lack of mental capacity. The LPA specifies the type of decisions the attorney can make and under what circumstances.

2. What are the types of LPAs?

There are two types:

Health and Welfare LPA: Effective when the donor loses mental capacity. Decisions include living arrangements, medical treatments, diet, contact with others, and activities.

Property and Financial LPA: Can be effective before or after the donor loses mental capacity. Decisions include managing finances, property transactions, and investments.

3. How do I register a Power of Attorney?

Registration involves choosing an attorney, getting signatures from a certificate provider and attorneys, notifying people (optional), submitting forms to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), and waiting for OPG registration, which can take 8-10 weeks.

4. What are the fees for registering a Power of Attorney with the OPG?

The fee is £82 per document, paid directly to the Office of Public guardian. Exemptions or reductions are available based on income and financial circumstances.

5. When should I start acting as an attorney?

You should begin acting as an attorney once the LPA is registered with the OPG. For health and welfare LPAs, you act when the donor loses capacity. For property and financial LPAs, you can act before or after the donor loses capacity, based on their preference.

6. What duties does an attorney have?

Duties include acting in the donor’s best interests, applying a duty of care, following instructions, helping the donor make decisions, maintaining confidentiality, and for property and financial affairs, keeping accounts and financial separation.

7. What does it mean to ‘act in the best interests’ of the donor?

Acting in the best interests involves considering the donor’s wishes, beliefs, values, and circumstances, avoiding assumptions, and respecting the views of those close to the donor.

8. Can a donor appoint more than one attorney?

Yes, donors can appoint joint attorneys (who must act together) or joint and several attorneys (who can act independently or together).

9. What if I disagree with another attorney’s decision?

If you disagree with a co-attorney, try to resolve it directly. If unresolved, you may contact the OPG with evidence.

10. How do I know if someone lacks mental capacity?

Assume an adult can make their own decisions unless proven otherwise. A reasonable belief of lack of capacity should be based on the inability to understand, remember, weigh up, or communicate decisions. Professional assessments may be necessary in complex situations.

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