LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Know who will be in charge when you can’t be. Without a contest.
Health and Welfare LPA
YOUR HEALTHCARE IN LOVING HANDS.
You’ll want to make your own healthcare decisions if you can. What about if you can’t? Don’t risk leaving your healthcare decisions up to family members who can’t agree or – worse – to a court appointed guardian. Select your own advocate who knows your wishes and has your best interest at heart.
Property and Financial Affairs LPA
FINANCIAL CARE-TAKING WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.
Allow a trusted friend or family member to take care of your home, your bills, your business, and your day-to-day expenses by giving them legal authority to act on your behalf when you can’t.
PUTTING THE PIECES IN PLACE, JUST IN CASE.
You may want to make one person responsible for your healthcare decisions, but delegate your financial affairs to someone else. Or the right person for both jobs may be one and the same. Either way, LPAs allow you to face a potential calamity calmly, knowing that you have put the right person in charge of your finances and your medical decisions.
WEIGHT OFF MY MIND
Now we have set up our LPAs it is a weight off of my mind. I also recommended Olive Tree Law to my parents who were really pleased with the service and advice. – V. Marks
GET IT DONE RIGHT
Know that you are using the right tool for the job.
You have so many options that it’s hard to know which LPA is right for you and your circumstances.
Here’s where you can take advantage of our experience. The last thing you want when you’re trying to make things simple is to sign a confusing document that could end up having detrimental effects on you and your family.
Call us to set up a no obligation consultation.
We can review what you have in place, make recommendations, and provide you with the insight you need to make your next right decision.
- Only comes into effect if you lose mental or physical capacity
- Limit powers according to your direction
- Delegate responsibilities to different people
- Give permissions to the right people
- Control who is in charge of your medical care when you can’t be
- Help with managing everyday tasks when you can’t
Frequently Asked Questions
This allows your ‘attorney’ (nominated person) to make health and medical care decisions for you. This includes where you should live, your medical care, what you should eat, who you should have contact with, and what your day-to-day activities are. Don’t leave it up to the fates to decide who makes these choices for you. Make sure you name the right person while you can
Your ‘attorney’ is able to make financial decisions for you like buying and selling property, paying your mortgage, investing your money, paying bills, accessing your bank accounts, arranging property maintenance, and more. You can determine which powers you want to allow. A consultation with us can uncover what will work best for you.
CAN’T MY PARTNER TAKE CARE OF ALL THIS?
Not always. By not selecting someone to represent you now, you are leaving responsibility for your care open to interpretation by the courts, other family members, and people who may not have your best interests at heart. Not including an LPA can be a huge pitfall in an estate plan.
Get in touch
LPAs are a great tool to help you keep your life together when you can’t do it yourself. That means you have to take action now to nominate a person you deem trustworthy and able to do the job. Give us a call and we can talk you through the options over the phone or around a table.