Convenient Wills, 16 Thomas Avenue, Newcastle-
Overview – Lasting Power of Attorney -
Attorneys and Replacement Attorneys
Restrictions and Guidance Notes to Your Attorneys
Person to Be Notified
Can I Make My Own Lasting Power of Attorney?
Why should I use Convenient Wills to help make my LPA?
Real Life Examples
Example 1: Mr Jones, father of the proprietor of Convenient Wills, was sectioned under the Mental Capacity Act.
When admitted to hospital he was wearing a gold watch and a gold ring. Quite rightly the hospital staff took those items of valuable jewellery into custody.
The problem came when his wife and son requested their return. The request was politely declined, with the explanation that we (Mr Jones is wife and son) had no authority to deal with his financial affairs.
Fortunately Mr Jones had previously made an Enduring Power of Attorney (which was the forerunner to the Lasting Power of Attorney – Property and Affairs). We fetched this from home, and showed it to the hospital administrator -
Example 2: My clients rang me up to thank me (the proprietor of Convenient Wills) for persuading their parents of the need to make Lasting Powers of Attorney. Apparently their mother had lost mental capacity and was assessed by the NHS for care costs. My clients were initially advised that the mother qualified for care under the NHS, only for that statement to be rescinded shortly thereafter.
As my client’s mother had made an LPA Property and Affairs appointing my clients as her attorney, my clients were able to demand sight of paperwork relating to the assessment. They were then able to have the second decision rescinded, and my client’s mother receives care under the NHS. Had they not had the LPA Property and Affairs they would not have been able to challenge the second decision.
Example 3: My client’s mother suffered a stroke. As a consequence she lost mobility in all her four limbs and therefore had to go into a care home. Her children tried to help – mother wanted to sell her house (Social Services were insisting upon that – to fund her care costs), and to stop the unnecessary payments being made from her bank account in relation to the property. Unfortunately her bank, utility firms, and estate agents would not except the children’s instructions as they lacked formal authority from the mother.
We took instructions from our client’s mother and ultimately obtained the registered LPA Property and Affairs. My clients and their mother were then able to move matters forward much to the relief of everyone.