Power of Attorney

Description

These documents are at least as important as having a professionally written Will. 

Whilst we look to get our affairs in order when we die we seldom consider the consequences of what might happen should we become unable to look after ourselves, whether this is through dementia, or loss of mental faculties through an accident or illness.

Who would look after your affairs – or put it another way, who has legal authority to access your finances, deal with your property when you are the only person authorised to? Chances are, no-one apart from yourself.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) documents should be viewed as an insurance policy you can take out should some time in the future you suffer a problem leaving you unable to look after yourself. They have to be written before any problem arises though – like insurance, you can’t buy it to cover you for a problem which has already happened. It’s never too early to have these documents but it can often be too late.

Without this cover, your loved ones do not have any authority to handle your affairs, and have to apply to the Court of Protection to gain legal permission. All this takes a significant amount of time and money – upwards of a year and £1,000’s to gain legal authority.

These documents allow you to appoint people you trust, such as members of your family or friends, who can step in and make decisions on your behalf. In fact there are two Lasting Powers of Attorney documents available to you:

One allows the people you trust (your attorneys) to make decisions relating to your finances and property when you can’t make decisions for yourself.

The other allows your attorneys to make decisions relating to your personal welfare and even healthcare when you can’t make decisions for yourself.

Consultations are free and held in the privacy of your own home.

Life Planning Solutions offer a Free Service to check your Power of Attorney and Wills to make sure they are in date and valid. 
 
Life Planning Solutions is an Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters
 
 
 
 

Service Details

Locations:
52 Shakespeare Walk, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7QE (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Life Planning Solutions
Service Type:
Advice and Information
Primary Client Group:
Older People
Website:
Organisation Sector:
  • Private
Client Groups:
  • Adults 50+

This page was last updated on 29 June 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Mr Steve Christmas - Cert PFS,Cert CII,(MP & ER) & AIPW
Role:
General Manager
Mobile:
09723 382622
Telephone:
01323 760614
Email:
stevechristmas.lps@gmail.com