Did you know that without a Lasting Power of Attorney there is no one with the legal authority to manage your affairs? Some people believe that if something was to happen to them or a loved one their spouse or children would be automatically able to deal with their bank accounts and other interests. This is simply not the case.
As medical advances allow us to live longer, more and more families are being confronted by the problem caused by the mental incapacity of a family member. Also, if you were to have an accident or illness you may not be able to make decisions for yourself.
Careful planning can reduce the impact of mental incapacity on you and your family. Preparation makes a difficult situation less demanding and stressful and also less costly.
What decisions can be made on your behalf.
The people who can make those decisions.
And you can give guidance to the people making decisions.
Lovedays Solicitors have been helping people since 1905. Our specialist solicitors and lawyers have dealt with hundreds of lasting powers of Attorneys.
We are a specialized legal practice with two offices in Matlock town centre, on the edge of the Peak District and an office in Wirksworth. Over the last 100 years, the firm has continually evolved to offer a first-class service to our clients, both new and old.
To make a Lasting Power of Attorney you need to have Mental Capacity. If a family member or loved one has already lost mental capacity, then you may need to consider a Deputyship.
A Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship is effective during the donor’s lifetime. If you want to decide what happens after you pass away then you need to consider making a Will.
Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited (Company Registration Number 08838592) whose registered office is at Lovedays Solicitors, Crown Chambers, 6 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AQ.
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