Lasting Powers of Attorney in Enfield
WHY DOES EVERYONE NEED A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?
It is a natural assumption for people to make that should anything happen which causes them to lose mental capacity, their next of kin and other loved ones will automatically be allowed to control their affairs. However this is not always the case and the only way to guarantee this is to make sure Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) have been arranged.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 defines a person as lacking capacity “If they are unable to make a decision for themselves - in relation to a specific matter at a particular time - because of an impairment of, or a disturbance in, the functioning of their mind or brain. In some cases, a person's capacity may be permanently affected, perhaps because they have some form of Dementia, learning disability or have suffered a brain injury. But in others, the person's capacity might be affected only for a temporary period, perhaps because they are confused or unconscious."
There are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney, Financial & Property and Health & Welfare. This is how they differ:
A Financial & Property LPA is set up to avoid The Court of Protection assuming control of your finances and freezing all of your assets which can include joint bank accounts.
A Health & Welfare LPA is set up to avoid local authorities and the NHS making decisions about the kind of care you require which very often would not have been the kind you would have preferred if you had mental capacity.
At The Will Associates, we can provide Lasting Powers of Attorney in Enfield, North London, and Hertfordshire. As a company, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with great later life solutions by utilising our in-house legal team (consisting of Solicitors and Paralegals). This gives us a variety of services we can provide such as Wills, Asset Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Funeral Plans.
If you need a Lasting Power of Attorney in Enfield, The Will Associates are an established and reputable organisation. Our experienced consultant Duncan Taborda based in the Enfield area can give you comprehensive advice and set up Lasting Powers of Attorney for you and your loved ones.
We are The Will Associates and we can help the people of Enfield, North London, and Hertfordshire.
Contact The Will Associates today and arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with Duncan Taborda by calling 0800 847 7036.