Loss of mental capacity tends to be associated with getting older, and illnesses such as dementia. In fact, if someone you love loses their mental capacity after the age of 18 (when parental responsibility has ended), through an accident or even a stroke, they are at risk of having no one legally able to make their health and care decisions, or to manage their finances for them.
Without valid a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place, your family will have to apply for a deputyship order at the Court of Protection. It is a costly, lengthy process, that often results in the appointment of a specialist accountant or solicitor to legally manage your finances. If a family member is appointed, they will not enjoy the same freedoms offered by Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Under this type of agreement, the attorneys you choose can carry out a wide range of responsibilities on your behalf, from simple everyday banking tasks, to being able to sign to sell a property for you.
This type of agreement allows the attorneys you have chosen to make decisions about the care you receive, including where you receive it, and even whether life sustaining treatment is administered in certain circumstances.
At Clarity Partnership, we will clearly explain how Lasting Powers of Attorney will work for you and your family, and offer advice about who you could choose to represent your best interests.
We will be always be clear about our fees, and where other charges apply, for example, when applying to the Court of Protection.
We will guide you through applying for a Lasting Powers of Attorney, including drawing up the necessary forms, overseeing the signature process, and carrying out the registration for you at the Court of Protection.
If you would like us to, we will store your registered documents for future safe keeping.
‘When it come to setting up our wills, the advice we received from Clarity Partnership was extremely informative and hassle-free. I would certainly recommend their services.’David B, Peterborough
From the outset Ian has impressed us with his no-pressure approach, He has shown total respect to our situation, which was far from straight-forward.
I would have no hesitation to recommend him and Clarity Partnership for any will-writing and financial help.Adam D, Peterborough
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