A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a crucial legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. Here are key reasons why obtaining an LPA is a wise and proactive decision.

1. Ensures Your Wishes Are Respected

An LPA ensures that your preferences regarding financial, health, and personal matters are respected. By appointing a trusted individual, you can have peace of mind knowing your affairs will be handled according to your wishes.

2. Avoids Family Disputes

Without an LPA, decisions about your welfare and finances could lead to family disputes. By clearly outlining your choice of attorney, you reduce the risk of conflicts and ensure a smoother decision-making process.

3. Prepares for Unexpected Circumstances

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances such as accidents or sudden illnesses can leave you incapacitated. An LPA provides a safety net, ensuring that your chosen attorney can act immediately, without the delay of court proceedings.

4. Eases the Burden on Loved Ones

Having an LPA in place can significantly reduce the emotional and financial strain on your loved ones. It eliminates the need for them to apply for a deputyship through the court, which can be time-consuming, stressful, and costly.

5. Comprehensive Coverage

There are two types of LPAs: one for financial decisions and one for health and welfare. The financial LPA covers decisions about your property, bank accounts, and investments, while the health and welfare LPA covers decisions about your medical treatment and living arrangements.

6. Flexibility and Control

An LPA allows you to specify any limitations or instructions for your attorney. You can also appoint multiple attorneys and decide whether they should act jointly or independently, providing flexibility and control over how your decisions are made.

7. Legal Safeguards

Creating an LPA involves legal safeguards to protect you. Your chosen attorney must act in your best interests, and the document must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used, ensuring it is legitimate and correctly executed.

Real-Life Example

Consider Mr. Smith, who developed dementia in his later years. Because he had set up an LPA while he was still in good health, his daughter was able to manage his finances and make critical health decisions without legal hurdles. This ensured that Mr. Smith’s preferences were honoured, and his daughter was spared the stress of court applications.

Special Offer: £150 Off Voucher

To encourage you to take this important step, KJ Cox Solicitors is offering a £150 off voucher for setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney. This limited-time offer is our way of helping you secure your future with professional legal assistance.

Conclusion

Obtaining a Lasting Power of Attorney is a thoughtful and prudent step to protect your future. It ensures that your wishes are honoured, provides peace of mind, and eases the burden on your loved ones during challenging times. At KJ Cox Solicitors, we can guide you through the process of setting up an LPA, ensuring your interests are safeguarded.

For more information and to redeem your £150 off voucher, contact us on 01420 550543 or info@kjcoxsolicitor.co.uk or visit our offices: 

  • Alton Office: 7 Turk Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AG
  • Bordon Office: Broxhead House, Louisburg Barracks, 60 Barbados Road, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0FX

Visit our website: www.kjcoxsolicitors.co.uk

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