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Ducat Law in Orpington is a local law firm. Often, the people we work for find themselves at a crossroads. Many of our clients are getting older. Priorities change and concerns about health care and personal financial management begin to assume greater importance than in the past. We offer bespoke advice on lasting powers of attorney (LPA), legal documents that go a long way toward providing reassurance that you will be cared for in a way that respects your personal wishes if you become unable to look after yourself.
When searching for peace of mind, come to us for advice and support you can rely on. Most people who ask us to prepare LPAs do so because we have already completed one for family members or friends.
THE TWO TYPES OF POWER OF ATTORNEY
Under English law, there are two types of LPA. These are:
- A personal welfare LPA — Enabling the person you wish (the attorney) to make decisions about your care, health needs, day-to-day activities and medical treatment
- A property and finance LPA — Giving someone responsibility to make decisions about your money and property
PERSONALISING YOUR LPA
The idea of giving up control of your health care and finances to anyone — no matter how close that person is to you personally — is daunting. The decision is not made any easier by the fact that you are perfectly capable mentally and physically when you appoint someone to be your attorney. At Ducat Law, we recognise this, and we take the time to ensure that you understand the significance of the documentation. We also explain how you can limit the role of your attorney to specific situations and how you can remove someone as your attorney if you wish to.
To make an initial enquiry, call us on 01689 88 50 30 or contact us online. If you prefer, we can visit you at home throughout London.