The Importance of Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney with Kate Norris
In this podcast, we explore a subject most of us ignore, largely because it touches on thoughts of our mortality. Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is a legal instrument designed to protect an individual’s interests in moments when their capability to conduct their affairs may be compromised. It’s a little bit of life admin that could be of huge benefit if the unexpected were to happen.
In under 20 minutes of chat Kate provides an incredibly useful outline of the mechanics and advantages of the LPA.
- Why we don’t talk about LPAs
- An outline of the two versions of a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Who do you want to appoint as your attorney(s)?
- What powers do you want to give your attorney(s)?
- When do you want your attorney(s) to start making decisions on your behalf?
- How do you want your attorney(s) to make decisions for you?
- What restrictions, if any, do you want to place on your attorney(s)?
- Do you want to appoint more than one attorney and if so, do you want them to act jointly or separately?
- Do you want to include any specific instructions or guidance for your attorney(s)?
- Do you want to include any replacement attorneys in case your original attorney(s) cannot act?
- Have you discussed your wishes with the person(s) you are appointing as your attorney(s)?
- Have you discussed your wishes with your family and anyone else who may be affected by your decisions?
- The cost of joint LPAs
- Why an existing Will differs from an LPA
- Case example
“I work in our Later Life Support Team helping our older and more vulnerable clients manage their day to day lives.”
Helping our older and more vulnerable clients is extremely rewarding. Whether I am helping clients and their families find suitable care services, managing finances or assisting with the sale of property and personal items in advance of a permanent move into care, I am passionate about providing guidance at what can be a difficult time for families.
As a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly I am able to assist clients with managing their affairs, Powers of Attorney and Deputyships. I am also a Dementia Friend and Champion.
For clients whose family are not local I can offer companionship and provision of necessities including cash to assist when families cannot visit as often as they like.
Tel 01225 750055. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org