Lasting Power of Attorney

Many people, every year, lose capacities to make decisions themselves. Not having a lasting of attorney means that your family, or any dependants will have to go through the court of protection. This can be a needlessly lengthy and expensive process.

Why Amadeus

Lasting power of attorney are of two types- Property & Financial affairs and Health & Welfare. At Amadeus, we will manage the whole process of preparing the documents, attaining the relevant signatures and registering the documents with the relevant government authorities. The process from preparation to registration of the Lasting power of attorneys can take anywhere between 8-12 weeks

Discover the benefits of having a Lasting power of attorney

An LPA for financial decisions can be used while you still have mental capacity or you can state that you only want it to come into force if you lose capacity.

An LPA for financial decisions can cover things such as:

  • buying and selling property
  • paying the mortgage
  • investing money
  • paying bills
  • arranging repairs to property.

You can restrict the types of decisions your attorney can make, or let them make all decisions on your behalf.

If you’re setting up an LPA for financial decisions, your attorney must keep accounts and make sure their money is kept separate from yours. You can ask for regular details of how much is spent and how much money you have. This offers you an extra layer of protection. These details can be sent to your solicitor or a family member if you lose capacity.

This covers health and care decisions and can only be used once you have lost mental capacity. An attorney can generally make decisions about things such as:

  • where you should live
  • your medical care
  • what you should eat
  • who you should have contact with
  • what kind of social activities you should take part in.

You can also give special permission for your attorney to make decisions about life-saving treatment.