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Life is filled with uncertainties, and whilst we often plan meticulously for some things, we tend to overlook the possibility that a time may come when we are unable to make decisions.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that grants someone you trust the authority to make decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to make them yourself due to physical or mental incapacity.
Why You Need an LPA:
Control: By setting up an LPA, you choose who will look after your affairs. You decide how decisions are made, and you can even set out restrictions or guidelines to direct your attorneys.
Certainty: With an LPA, you can be assured that if you are unable to make decisions, your chosen attorneys will be able to do so for you. This means that if there is a dispute in the family, or with anyone else, your attorneys will have the right to make decisions for you – if you cannot do so yourself.
Cost: The alternative to having an LPA is an application to the Court of Protection which brings its own costs, and an ongoing obligation to report to the Public Guardian on the decisions taken.
How Rubin Lewis O’Brien Can Assist You:
At Rubin Lewis O’Brien, we understand the importance of planning. We have experience in preparing LPAs for all situations, including those for business
Consultation: We begin by understanding your specific requirements and concerns through a thorough consultation. We’ll explain the different types of LPAs available– Property and Financial Affairs LPA and Health and Welfare LPA – and guide you in making informed decisions.
Drafting: We will draft your LPA documents, ensuring they reflect your intentions accurately and adhere to legal requirements.
Execution: We guide you through the execution process, ensuring that your LPA is valid and registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Ongoing Support: Your journey with us doesn’t end at document execution. We can provide ongoing support and guidance to you and your attorneys.
Securing your future and safeguarding your interests is a responsibility we take seriously at Rubin Lewis O’Brien. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a powerful legal tool that empowers you to navigate life’s uncertainties with confidence and dignity.
Don’t leave your future to chance – contact us today to discuss how we can assist you.
Damian Lines TEP is the Managing Partner of Rubin Lewis O’Brien, and head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department. Rubin Lewis O’Brien is a Cwmbran-based firm founded in the 1960s and which holds fast to the founding ideals of providing high-quality and cost-effective advice to our community of Cwmbran and the surrounding areas.