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Lasting Power of Attorney services in Cardiff and Newport

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows individuals to choose someone to make decisions on their behalf about such matters as property, financial affairs and health, at a time when they lack the mental capacity to make those decisions for themselves.

There is always a risk that an accident, health problem or cruel twist of fate can drastically affect mental and physical wellbeing. With a Lasting Power of Attorney in place you can ensure your interests are protected by a trusted friend or family member. Many of us lose our independence as we get older so it is imperative to put precautions in place before it’s too late. This document gives an individual you trust implicitly the legal right to act on your behalf when making decisions about financial matters and healthcare.

Ensure peace of mind

The Lasting Power of Attorney has two elements which can be made separately or together:
  • The Property and Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney
This allows you to choose an individual you trust to make decisions about how to spend your money and the way your property and affairs are managed. Once registered, and unless you have put a restriction on it, this type of LPA can be used by your attorneys straight away. This effectively replaces the old Enduring Power of Attorney.
  • The Personal Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
The Personal Welfare LPA allows you to appoint an individual to look after your personal welfare and healthcare. This effectively replaces what was commonly known as the ‘Living Will’.

If you have any questions regarding this area of law, or have a relative that you think it may be applicable to, then feel free to discuss it with one of our team. We are more than happy to advise you on the implications of a Lasting Power of Attorney and complete the paperwork on your behalf.

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We, at Howells, pride ourselves on offering a different and fresh approach in resolving these important matters. Our expert team comprises Solicitors who are experts in the field of elderly client law and who are determined to improve the availability and legal advice to older and vulnerable people and their families.

The law relating to long term care is often frustrating and complex. Whether you remain in your home, move to sheltered care or care home accommodation, you may find that you qualify for financial assistance. We can help you ensure that funding is in place. In some instances, we may also be able to recover care home fees that have been wrongly paid.

Howells have specialist Elder Client Solicitors who have a wealth of experience in dealing with care home fees. We can put in place the correct procedures to protect your assets, just in case you find yourself in a situation where you or a family member may have to go into a care home.

Please contact us today for further information regarding any aspect of a Lasting Power of Attorney in Cardiff and Newport. Alternatively you can make an appointment to speak to a member of the team by calling 02920 404034 or by emailing:

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