Please note the names have been changed to protect confidentiality.
Paul’s parents were both in their late eighties. His mother’s memory problems had been increasing for a number of years and his father had become her main carer at their remote country cottage.
In the summer of 2013, Paul’s father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died six weeks later. His mother’s condition made it impossible for her to manage her affairs or make decisions.
His parents had planned ahead however and had drafted Enduring Powers of Attorney (the predecessor of the Lasting Power of Attorney) eight years before.
These named Paul as their Attorney and he was able to step in and help his mother with her affairs. This included sorting out her pension and benefits entitlements, renting out her property, finding her the residential care she needed.
- Preparing and Registering a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Preparing and Registering a Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Help for dependents of people without Lasting Powers of Attorney
- General (Ordinary) Powers of Attorney
- Advice re existing Enduring Powers of Attorney and Registration of existing Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Obtaining mental capacity reports where appropriate
Providing advice where it is not possible to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney due to lack of capacity
- Advice re duties and powers of Attorneys
- Advice re disputes relating to Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Applications to the Court of Protection including Deputyship applications
“If it had not been for the EPA I would have had real problems even discussing my mother’s affairs with banks, investment companies, government departments and care providers, much less paying her bills from her account.
“Being able to supply copies of the EPA to the various parties meant they would speak to me and act on my instructions. Without it I would have had to pursue a long, complicated and expensive legal process – at a very difficult time personally.
“I would absolutely recommend planning ahead and making an LPA. It could make a huge difference to your loved ones.”
"We have now received all of the information for the deputyship. We are delighted with the outcome. I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for your work and support. It was a difficult thing for us due to the circumstances, but you made it easy and that really helped.
Thank you also for the settlement of the account, we are very grateful. I have friends who have Autistic children and adults I will recommend you in the future".