A Lasting Power of Attorney- make sure its your choice

Kirstie Carr Wills Trusts Probate Associate Solicitor Dursley

Lasting Powers of Attorney You may have come across recent comments by the retired Court of Protection Judge, Denzil Lush, regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney, the potential risks of abuse by those appointed in a Lasting Power of Attorney and his preference for individuals instead to use the Court of Protection process of appointing someone […]

Warning against digital Lasting Powers of Attorney

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester Nailsworth

Digital Lasting Powers of Attorney could leave vulnerable clients at risk Solicitors for the Elderly warn against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital.   An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about their finances and property on their behalf. Under […]

What is an LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney)?

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester Nailsworth

No one wants to think about what would happen if they were to lose mental capacity so that they could no longer manage their affairs independently. Many assume there is an automatic right for their “next of kin” (spouse, partner or children) to make decisions on their behalf if they are no longer able to […]

Do you still have an EPA?

Kirstie Carr Wills Trusts Probate Associate Solicitor Dursley

You may or may not be aware that the EPA was replaced in 2007 by the Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). There are two types of LPA, one dealing with your property and financial affairs and a second dealing with your health and welfare. Having two separate LPAs helps to ensure that you have chosen […]

Deputyship

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester Nailsworth

Deputyship ‘Awareness of Lasting Powers of Attorney’ is on the increase. People understand that it is preferable to plan now for a point in the future when they cannot manage their own affairs. By planning early you can choose somebody that you trust and who knows you well to manage your affairs when you are […]

Preparing to move into a care home – seek advice early

Carole Haestier Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor Stroud

Moving into a nursing home, often a taboo subject amongst families and friends, can be a difficult and stressful time. Talking through your options with a legal adviser early on can help protect you, and the ones you love, in the future.

Plan ahead, consider a Lasting Power of Attorney

Kirstie Carr Wills Trusts Probate Associate Solicitor Dursley

Have you ever wondered who would look after finances or your home if you were either physically unable to manage them yourself or if you became ill or had an accident and you lost capacity? Having an LPA in place in advance is always advisable and will mean it can be used immediately when needed.

Planning for the unexpected – your duties and responsibilities as an attorney

Carole Haestier Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor Stroud

Accepting to act as an attorney is a major responsibility and can be a daunting task, particularly if you do not know what is expected of you. Before taking up your role as attorney it is therefore important to obtain the right advice and to be aware of all your duties and responsibilities. Read more here.