Where to get a Lasting Power of Attorney in Suffolk and Cambridge

Where to get a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in Suffolk and Cambridge
 
“Having a Lasting Power of Attorney should be as common and natural as making a Will”
Jack Straw, former Lord Chancellor
 
There is a common misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney are only for old people. Heather Bateman was a middle aged woman when her husband was knocked down by a car. Have a look at her story on the BBC clip https://goo.gl/oCDzh4.
 
I have a Will so why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
 
A Will protects your beneficiary’s interests after you die; a Lasting Power of Attorney protects you, your family and your estate while you are still alive but, for whatever reason, you cannot look after matters for yourself.
 
What is an LPA?
 
LPAs were created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and replaced the old Enduring Power of Attorney.

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Full details of the legal and administrative background to a Lasting Power of Attorney can be found at: https://goo.gl/xv9Bn0
 
There are two types of LPA
 
· One that deals with your Property & Financial affairs
· One that deals with your Health & Welfare
 
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions you should put your LPAs in place without delay
 
· If you lose mental capacity, through illness or accident, do you want your spouse/family to be able to deal with your finances?

· Do you want to guarantee that the people you love and trust can make decisions for you on your care, if you are unable to make these decisions yourself?

· Do you want to avoid the distress and substantial costs involved in applying for these powers from The Court of Protection should you suddenly lose mental capacity?

· Do you want to avoid the risk that your family could have no say in your welfare if you do not have an LPA in place?
 
The Will Associates Legal team’s consultant in Suffolk and Cambridge is Mr Stephen Mills.
 
For peace of mind, contact The Will Associates today to get your free information pack or call Stephen Mills on 0800 9500 700 to arrange a free, no obligation appointment at a time convenient to you and your family in the comfort of your own home.