Just Caring Legal can also help with Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs) and with wills. Both of these legal documents require serious consideration, and meticulous care to ensure that your wishes are met when you can no longer make decisions for yourself or for the end of life.
We can give you the security that your wishes will be fulfilled, and that strangers will not be making important decisions on your behalf.
Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make important decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so. This may be a consideration for the future in case you lose mental capacity or become very ill.
Many people put off making a Lasting Power of Attorney, but it is a legal document that can provide many benefits, as well as security over your future. Advance preparations in making a Lasting Power of Attorney could have huge benefits, such as:
- Your partner or the person you appoint is able to sell your home, pay your bills or collect your income without costly permission from the court. It will make things much easier and cheaper for your friends and family to sort out.
- The people that you trust the most with your affairs will be involved in making decisions in your best interests. A stranger or someone that you do not trust will have no authority to get involved.
- You can make advanced care planning and make your own wishes and preferences clear regarding your choices about treatment and health issues.
- Quite often, if you are seeking NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, the NHS will require you to have a Health and Welfare LPA if your loved one has lost mental capacity. This also gives loved ones access to vital medical records.
With an LPA, the appointed person can manage finances and/or healthcare or medical issues for you in the future if you reach the point where you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. This document is vital if you want to ensure that your most important decisions are protected. We can help you to ensure that you don’t leave vital choices in your life to chance.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – take action now and call us today on 0191 556 1078 to speak to an experienced solicitor to find out our fixed fee for drafting and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Having a will is the simplest way to ensure that your family and loved ones are looked after once you have passed away, especially your children. At Just Caring Legal, we listen carefully to your wishes and then prepare a will suited to your specific needs.
There can be disadvantages to not having a will. The absence of a will can leave family members facing difficult problems when distributing an estate. If you have submitted a claim for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, it is much easier to establish who has legal authority to act on behalf of the deceased’s estate and who the beneficiaries are if there is a will.
All wills can vary greatly as each individual has different wishes. A young couple may need a trust to be created for their young children should they pass away prematurely. Changes in inheritance tax from now until 2020 will have an impact on millions of people.
A major concern for the elderly and for people heading towards retirement age is the growing concern regarding care home fees and how they can safeguard all or certainly a share of the family home.
We can help you to make life easier for your family by drafting and preparing wills. We can assist with any situation, protect your assets and carry out your wishes.
Contact us today and find out about our fee for drafting a will and save your family unnecessary distress in an already challenging situation.