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Lasting Power of Attorney

At Brooke Surgery, we understand the significance of planning for the future, especially when it comes to important decisions regarding your health, welfare, and financial affairs. That’s why we offer guidance on the lasting power of attorney (LPA) for health and welfare, financial matters, and property affairs. With our assistance, you can take control of your future and ensure that your wishes are respected.


What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which grants a trusted individual the authority to make decisions on your behalf when you’re unable to do so yourself. It allows you to designate someone you trust to manage your affairs, whether related to your health and welfare or your property and financial matters.

You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity – the ability to make your own decisions – when you make your LPA.

There are 2 types of LPA:

  • – health and welfare lasting power of attorney
  • – property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney

You can choose to make one type or both.


Health and Welfare LPA

The Health and Welfare LPA empowers you to appoint a trusted individual, known as an attorney, to make decisions about your health and personal care when you are unable to do so. This includes decisions about medical treatment, living arrangements, and other important aspects of your well-being. By creating a Health and Welfare LPA, you ensure that your wishes are respected and your best interests are protected.


Financial LPA

A Financial LPA grants authority to your chosen attorney to handle your financial affairs on your behalf. This includes managing your bank accounts, paying bills, collecting benefits, and making decisions about investments or property transactions. By establishing a Financial LPA, you can have peace of mind knowing that your finances are in capable hands, even if you become incapacitated.


Make a Lasting Power of Attorney

Creating an LPA is a straightforward process that begins with understanding your options and gathering the necessary information.


Power of Attorney Gov UK

The UK government provides valuable resources and guidance on the process of making a lasting power of attorney. We recommend visiting the official Power of Attorney section on the government’s website for detailed information on the legal requirements, forms, and registration procedures. Our team is also well-versed in these guidelines and can assist you in navigating the government’s official resources.


Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs

In addition to the Health and Welfare LPA, it is crucial to consider a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs. This legal document enables your appointed attorney to make decisions regarding your property, finances, and other related matters. By creating this specific LPA, you can ensure that your interests are protected and your financial affairs are managed appropriately.


Take Control of Your Future

Planning for the unexpected is essential. By making a lasting power of attorney, you gain peace of mind and the confidence that your wishes will be respected when you need it most. 


Contact Us

To learn more about Lasting Power of Attorney, please contact our knowledgeable team at Brooke Surgery. We are here to provide guidance, answer your questions, and help you protect your future.

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