If you are looking for lasting power of attorney guidance, you are likely to be in one of two situations. Either you are considering whether you should make a lasting power of attorney and searching for guidance around how to do that, or you are looking for guidance around registering and using a lasting power of attorney that is already made.
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Lasting Power Of Attorney Guidance – Looking To Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney
If you are looking for guidance around making a lasting power of attorney, you probably want to know why you should make one, if you should at all.
Quite simply, making a lasting power of attorney is one of the best decisions and most important legal documents that you can make during your lifetime.
A lasting power of attorney protects your wishes should you ever lose capacity at any time in the future.
It allows a person or people that you trust (you choose them) to make decisions on your behalf and in accordance with your wishes set out before you lose capacity, about your health, wealth and property.
If you have strong views about types of treatment that you should receive, you can specify this in your lasting power of attorney.
If you decide that you want to live in your house and not be moved into care if you lose capacity, you can specify this too.
Anything that you want to happen or do not want to happen relating to your health, wealth and property can be detailed in your lasting power of attorney.
Once you have made your Lasting Power of Attorney you must register it with the Office Of The Public Guardian. Whilst this can, in theory, be done when it is needed to be used, registering it while you still have capacity will ensure that there are no errors. If there are errors and the lasting power of attorney is attempted to be registered only after the donor loses capacity, it may not work as intended or at all.
Lasting Power Of Attorney Guidance – Looking To Register And Use A Lasting Power Of Attorney
If someone you know already has a lasting power of attorney in force and you are looking for guidance around how to put this into place, you need to know how to register the lasting power of attorney so that you can carry out the wishes of the donor (the person who made the lasting power of attorney) if it was not registered by the donor.
The lasting power of attorney must be registered with the Office Of The Public Guardian before it can be used. This is a simple application process with one or two fees payable, and completion of form LPA2.
If it is completed correctly the Office Of The Public Guardian must register it within three weeks of the application.
Once the lasting power of attorney is registered you will be able to carry out the wishes of the donor as specified in the lasting power of attorney.
Specific Guidance On A Lasting Power Of Attorney
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