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  • What are the different types of lasting Powers of Attorney?
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    There are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney although it is perfectly acceptable to have both. The first type of power is a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs. This power allows the attorney to deal with the finances, banking, bills, stocks, shares and their properties. The second type of… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Lasting Power of Attorney are not just for the elderly
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    In October 2013 when Justice Minister Lord McNally announced changes to the registration process for lasting Power of Attorney he suggested having an LPA was as important as having a Will. He went on to suggest having such a document in place would save family unnecessary trauma and expense. The Justice Ministry’s attempt to simplify… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Avoiding Severance of Provisions in an LPA
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    The Office of the Public Guardian are referring over 100 cases each to the Court of Protection to “sever” invalid provisions in a Lasting Power of Attorney sent in for registration. The term ”sever” relates to the courts power to strike out or omit and invalid provision in order for registration to take place. The… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Reduction in LPA Registration fees
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    From 1st October 2013 the cost of registering an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney was reduced to £110 from £130. The small but welcome reduction has been made possible by the transformation programme carried out by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) including the introduction of new technology and more… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Powers of Attorney: Can I sell a jointly owned property?
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    Many people (especially younger people) appoint their partners as their Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney.  But they also often own property jointly that same person.  This creates a problem if one party loses mental capacity and the jointly owned property is to be sold. In this scenario, the property is owned by A… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    What is an LPA? Should I have one?
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    An LPA is short for a Lasting Power of Attorney. Many people do not understand what these are and why it is important to have one. LPA’s are often associated with getting older and retired people; why bother sorting it now and paying out when there is plenty of time to worry about this in… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Ask Eleanor: I’m still young, why would I need an LPA?
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    A Lasting Power of Attorney allows people to nominate one or more attorneys who will make decisions about their property and finances or about their health and personal welfare.   The obvious example of someone who would need an attorney to help with finances (which can be used when the donor still has mental capacity)… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
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    A Lasting Power of Attorney is the ability to allow someone to make decisions and manage the affairs of someone who no longer has the capacity to do these important things. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney; one which allows the attorney to manage the person’s property and financial affairs and one… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – How do they Work?
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    People often ask us about these.  They are an extremely useful way of keeping a level of continuity of control of your affairs should you become too ill to manage.   A general Power of Attorney allows someone to act on your behalf so, for example, if you were going abroad and you needed some… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Could your assets be set to go to the Court of Protection?
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      The Court of Protection usually operates in a very quiet way, but the Daily Mail has raised a challenge as to how the Court manages funds for thousands of people who are unable to manage their own financial affairs. In most of the 23,000 or so cases that go before the Court of Protection… Learn more

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