Making a Will is effective forward-planning but the importance of a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) can often be overlooked.
This important legal document provides individuals of your choosing with the legal authority to look after specific aspects of your health and welfare or financial affairs should you lose capacity to do so.
A sudden, debilitating illness could affect your ability to make your own decisions. There is a misconception that your spouse or adult child automatically has the right to look after your affairs, which isn’t the case.
An LPA isn’t just for the elderly; younger people can become incapacitated through ill health or an accident. By having an LPA in place you can help to ensure that your wishes regarding your continued welfare and affairs are carried out as you intended, providing you with peace of mind.
With Kirwans, you have access to a team that will guide you through the complexities to help ensure that you have the right LPA in place for your circumstances.
There are two types of LPA:
1. A Property and Affairs LPA. This provides your attorney(s) power to make decisions about your financial affairs and your property on your behalf; and
2. A Health and Welfare LPA. This gives your attorney(s) the ability to make decisions about your personal welfare when you can’t. In addition, this can be used to give effect to advance medical decisions you may have made your attorney (s) aware of.
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Thank you very much for your efficient handling of my Enduring Power of Attorney. I shall certainly not hesitate to contact you in the future should the need arise.Miss Goodburn