Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors.

Solicitors Newcastle and Sunderland

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Newcastle Will Writing Services: 0191 284 6989
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Many of our clients or their families approach us when they or their relative has reached a crisis point due to physical infirmity or they have been diagnosed as being in the early stages of dementia. You will find that we can offer you and your family comforting help. Helen Miller is now a trained Dementia Friend, meaning that she understands how you are feeling

We have been able to help hundreds of families to plan ahead using Lasting Powers of Attorney.

There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

Property and Affairs - your Attorneys can make financial decisions relating to selling your home, controlling your bank accounts and claiming benefits on your behalf. It also allows your Attorneys to deal with the payment of care home fees or care at home packages.

Personal Welfare - your Attorneys are permitted to make decisions relating to your living accommodation and care package. This is becoming increasingly important when dealing with hospitals and social services. Decisions can also be made regarding your medical treatment including medical intervention and do-not-resuscitate.

Your Attorney must be over the age of 18, they can not be a bankrupt and they must be someone you trust to run your affairs. At Emmersons Solicitors we would always suggest appointing more than one Attorney so that there is always someone available to assist you if one Attorney takes ill, dies or needs to be abroad for a lengthy period of time.

The Lasting Power of Attorney will need to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used. By registering the document immediately, the Attorney will be able to use the same as soon as it is needed. You, the donor are able to provide your Attorney(s) with guidance, if you wish to do so, regarding the powers that the Attorney(s) will have.

Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to plan ahead. You can choose now which relative or friend should make decisions for you in the future if you are unable to make decisions yourself.

An LPA is a complex matter but extremely beneficial for you and your family as it protects your position and ensures provision for both you and your spouse/partner should your health deteriorate.

In some ways an LPA is more important than making a will and deserves careful consideration and preparation by a Solicitor.

Helen Miller is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Dementia Friend. She has received extensive coverage as a result of her expertise in this area in The Northern Echo and on Sun FM.

Our private client team, who are trained as Dementia Friends give talks to members of various charities who deal with elderly client law. Jacqueline Emmerson, Managing Director of Emmersons Solicitors Ltd, has written many articles relating to elderly client matters and estate planning.

More information is available from Helen Miller and Jacqueline Emmerson.

For Help With Lasting Power of Attorney Forms Call - Newcastle:   0191 284 6989

For Help With Lasting Power of Attorney Forms Call - Sunderland: 0191 567 6667

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