A Lasting Power of Attorney is a very important document that needs to be put in place before the loss of mental capacity.
Should you lose capacity it is very likely someone close to you will need to have legal authority to manage your affairs. The two ways somebody normally gets the authority is by being appointed as an attorney in a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or being appointed as a deputy following an application to the Court of Protection (COP).
Making an LPA is easier, quicker and almost certainly less costly than waiting until the day comes and then going to the COP.
Bill Ryan can take you through the whole process from no obligation advice and recommendations through to registration and all the steps in between. This includes acting as a certificate provider in his capacity as a barrister.
A quick overview of the process
- initial discussion
- advice given
if you want to proceed
- instructions taken (with further advice during this process)
- LPA form drafted
- client signs form (which must be witnessed)
- witness supervision
- certification process including validation questions
- Bil Ryan signs as certificate provider
- attorney forms provided to all attorneys and replacement attorneys
- witness requirements validated
LPA form READY FOR SUBMISSION
if to be submitted straight away
- Notices are sent to designated people
- LPA forwarded to OPG for registration
Follow up after registration period expires
That is a bullet point list that shows the steps involved which is normally delay with in two appointments but can in certain circumstances be done in one go.
Please feel free to contact Bill Ryan if you want to discuss how he could help you with your Lasting Power of Attorney