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Protecting Your Future: The Importance of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in Milton Keynes & Buckingham with Heald Solicitors Limited

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In the United Kingdom approximately every 5 minutes someone will suffer a stroke. The repercussions of this unfortunate event can be devastating, often resulting in life-changing consequences. Besides the physical challenges, a stroke can also impact the mental capacity of the victim, leaving them unable to make decisions for themselves.

Have you ever taken a moment to consider what would happen if you found yourself in such a situation? Who would you want to act on your behalf in your best interests? This is where Heald Solicitors Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) services become invaluable.

Understanding Lasting Power of Attorney in the UK

Lasting Power of Attorney, or LPA, is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make important decisions on your behalf, should you lose the mental capacity to do so yourself. These decisions can pertain to your health and welfare or your property and financial affairs. By creating an LPA with Heald Solicitors, you can ensure that your wishes are respected and that the right decisions are made in your best interests.

The Consequences of Not Having an LPA

Many people underestimate the importance of having an LPA in place. Without one, your family, friends, or loved ones will not automatically have the legal right to act on your behalf. Instead, they would need to apply to the Court of Protection, a process that can be both time-consuming and costly. Not only does this create a significant financial burden, but it also means that decisions about your well-being and assets may be made by individuals who are less familiar with your preferences and values.

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The Benefits of Having an LPA

  • Peace of Mind
    Having an LPA with Heald Solicitors in place offers peace of mind, knowing that someone you trust will make decisions for you if you cannot.
  • Cost-Effective
    Creating an LPA is far less expensive than having to apply to the Court of Protection, which can incur significant legal fees.
  • Timely Decisions
    LPAs allow for prompt decision-making in situations where time is of the essence, ensuring your needs are met without unnecessary delays.
  • Personalised Care
    With an LPA, you can specify your preferences and values, ensuring that the person you appoint understands your wishes and acts accordingly.

How to Create an LPA with Heald Solicitors

Creating an LPA with Heald Solicitors is a straightforward process that involves selecting a trusted individual, known as an attorney, to act on your behalf. This attorney should be someone who understands your values and will act in your best interests. LPAs can cover either your health and welfare or your property and financial affairs, or both.

At Heald Solicitors, we understand the importance of protecting your future and ensuring that your wishes are respected, even in challenging circumstances. By creating a Lasting Power of Attorney with us, you can safeguard your well-being and assets, sparing your loved ones from the burden of navigating the Court of Protection. Our Probate Manager, Sara Taylor, is here to assist you in making the right decisions for your future. Don't wait until it's too late, take proactive steps with Heald Solicitors Limited to secure your peace of mind and protect your interests today.


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