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A lasting power of attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows an individual to appoint someone they trust to make decisions on their behalf if they

become unable to do so themselves. The person appointed is known as an attorney, and they can be given the authority to make decisions about the individual's finances, property, healthcare, and personal welfare.

There are two types of LPA: property and financial affairs, and health and welfare. The former allows the attorney to make decisions about the individual's finances, including managing bank accounts, paying bills, and selling property. The latter allows the attorney to make decisions about the individual's healthcare and personal welfare, such as deciding where they should live and what medical treatment they should receive.

It's important to note that an LPA can only be set up while the individual is still mentally capable of making their own decisions. Once an individual becomes incapacitated, it's too late to set up an LPA, and a more costly and time-consuming process is required.

At MLS Legal, we understand the importance of setting up an LPA and the peace of mind it can bring to both the individual and their loved ones. We offer a comprehensive LPA service that includes everything from drafting the legal documents to registering them with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Our experienced team will work with you to ensure that your LPA is tailored to your specific needs and wishes. We'll guide you through the process, answering any questions you may have along the way and ensuring that you fully understand the implications of appointing an attorney.

Once your LPA has been drafted, we'll arrange for it to be signed and witnessed in accordance with the legal requirements. We'll then register it with the Office of the Public Guardian, ensuring that it's legally valid and can be used when needed.

If you're considering setting up an LPA, or if you have any questions about the process, don't hesitate to get in touch with MLS Legal. Our team has years of experience in setting up LPAs, and we're here to help you every step of the way.

In conclusion, an LPA is a legal document that allows an individual to appoint someone they trust to make decisions on their behalf if they become unable to do so themselves. At MLS Legal, we understand the importance of setting up an LPA and offer a comprehensive service that includes drafting the legal documents and registering them with the Office of the Public Guardian. If you're considering setting up an LPA, or if you have any questions about the process, contact us today on Email: theteam@mlslegal.co.uk Tel: 01784211087 or visit our website at mlslegal.co.uk.

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