Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs)

Everyone over 35 should have LPAs in place.  An LPA allows you to choose attorneys who will make decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself because you lack the capacity to do so.  This could be because of an accident, illness, stroke, or whatever other reason. 

If you lack capacity, and do not have LPAs in place, your nearest and dearest will need to apply to the Court of Protection to be granted power of attorney to be able to deal with your affairs and this can be very costly. 

LPA forms need to be completed before you lack capacity and in many cases there is no way of telling if and when this will be, so don’t wait to set them up. 
Why should you instruct Good Wills to set up your LPAs? 

Our service includes:

-         Explaining the different forms to you

-         Completing all the paperwork

-         Acting as your certificate provider (to say you are of sound mind)

-         Witnessing your signatures

-         Registering the forms with The Office of the Public Guardian

-         Dealing with any queries on your behalf

-         Checks to ensure the correct forms have come back completed

-         Providing you with copies that can be certified*

* Please note there is a small additional fee per copy