Lasting Power Of Attorney
As we get older, peace of mind becomes more and more important. By appointing a lasting power of attorney (LPA), you can give yourself that peace of mind by knowing that a person you trust will be able to make decisions regarding your assets, healthcare, residence and finances should you be rendered unable to do so yourself.
At Burroughs Solicitors, our friendly, supportive team aim to make this process simple and straightforward. From creation to registering a power of attorney, we here to answer any questions you might have along the way.
Our lasting power of attorney services cover two types:
- Property and affairs power of attorney – someone who will be able to make decisions regarding your bills, investments, property assets, mortgage and more. This LPA can be arranged to start while you still retain ‘mental capacity’, or it can be arranged to start if you lose that capacity through injury, illness or old age.
- Health and welfare power of attorney – someone who will be able to make decisions regarding your medical arrangements, including healthcare and living arrangements. This type of LPA can only come into force should you lose mental capacity — through injury, illness or old age.
Both of these LPAs can be arranged specific to your wishes; meaning they could only have permission to make certain decisions and not others. At Burroughs Solicitors, we will talk you through your options to ensure you can make a fully informed decision that suits your wishes.
If you’d like to discuss your lasting power of attorney with us, simply contact our friendly team today. We work with clients across Maidstone, Gillingham, and the Medway Towns of Kent, and we’re always happy to help.