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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Everys recommend that in addition to making a Will the preparation of a valid Lasting Power of Attorney is just as an important part of planning for your future. A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to manage your affairs on your behalf if you should become incapable of doing so. Whilst most people associate this with old age it is also relevant in the event of you being incapacitated due to a serious illness or accident. 

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (or LPA). The first to appoint someone to manage your Property and Financial Affairs and the other to nominate attorneys to make decisions about your Health and Welfare. The Health and Welfare LPA also allows you to give your attorney authority to make end of life decisions on your behalf (e.g. decide whether or not you should receive further treatment to prolong your life). 

At Everys we can advise you on whom to appoint as your attorneys, how you would want them to act and any restrictions that you might want to impose on their powers. We can then attend to the preparation and execution of the LPA document as well as acting as your Certificate Provider if required. Our Private Client Team are also able to deal with the registration of the Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian, which is necessary before it can be used by your attorneys. 

If someone has an existing Enduring Power of Attorney then this still remains valid and at Everys we can attend to its registration with the Office of the Public Guardian so that the attorneys are able to manage that persons financial affairs.

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