Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney from Heritage Will Writers

By: Heritage Will Writers  02/12/2010
Keywords: inheritance tax, Will Writing, Wills and Probate

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows someone (known as a Donor) to choose someone they trust (known as an Attorney) to make decisions on their behalf.

Using a registered LPA, will be able the attorney to make exactly the same kind of decisions you can make now about your money and property or Property and affairs. The person will only be able to make decisions within the scope of the powers you have given them and these decisions might include:

  • Buying or selling any property (land, buildings or other assets) you own;
  • Opening, closing or operating any bank, building society or other account containing the your funds;
  • Claiming, receiving and using all benefits, pensions, and allowances, on your behalf.
  • Giving or refusing consent to particular types of health care, including medical treatment decisions.
  • You staying in your own home, perhaps with help and support from social services;
  • You moving into residential housing and choosing the right care home for you.

Keywords: Care Fees Planning, inheritance tax, Inheritance Tax Planning Advice, Lifetime Trusts, Will Writing, Wills and Probate

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