Power of Attorney Lawyer Leeds

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A person lacks mental capacity where they cannot understand the decision they are making or the implications of it. Where Power of Attorney is concerned, these most commonly concern finances and healthcare decisions. Depending on whether or not mental capacity is temporary or permanent determines whether ordinary Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is needed.

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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

An ordinary Power of Attorney is appropriate where a person is temporarily without capacity, such as going through an operation or procedure in hospital.

If capacity is anticipated to be permanently lost, due to illness or age, an LPA establishes Power of Attorney on a permanent basis. It must be noted that the person must have capacity to enter into the LPA in the first place.

An LPA for financial affairs will normally cover the purchase and sale of property, settlement of mortgages and debts and maintaining property.

Living Wills

Where an individual anticipates becoming terminally ill or is undergoing risky medical treatment, they may wish to make a Living Will that expresses their wishes as how to be cared for if they are no longer able to indicate their preferences, known as advance statements, or in some cases they may wish that life support not be administered through a legally binding advance declaration. Power of Attorney will normally be granted to a trusted family member who makes sure the preferences of the Will are adhered to.

It is important to note that advance decisions and statements can only relate to financial matters and healthcare decisions when the testator is still living. It cannot relate to distribution of an individual's estate upon death. 

Contact our Power of Attorney Solicitors Leeds

Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling matters relating to trusts, HMRC and tax implications, Power of Attorney and business advice. We offer a tailored approach that explores and addresses the personal circumstances of our clients. Contact our Power of Attorney Lawyers today.

0113 320 4251 or complete our online enquiry form and someone from our team will be in touch.

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