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How to Change or End a Lasting Power of Attorney

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Getting a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) put into place is a serious decision. Usually, these documents aren’t altered or revoked except where absolutely necessary, as they’re intended to be binding documents that are put into place in case someone was to lose mental capacity. However, it might reassure you to know that you can…

Lasting Powers of Attorney: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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When it comes to Lasting Powers of Attorney, it really is important to get yours set up correctly. Not only can mistakes prove costly as there are charges for resubmitting forms and paperwork, if an LPA isn’t properly set up and remains unregistered, it’s not valid. This may leave vulnerable people at risk of not…
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Guidance for LPAs: All About Certificate Providers

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Here at Face to Face Estate Planning, we know that the process of getting a Lasting Power of Attorney can be complicated and difficult; especially when it so often occurs at a difficult stage in people’s lives. That’s why we’ve written before about people to be notified on LPAs, as well as the new “Use…
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New “Use an LPA” Service Launches from Office of the Public Guardian

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Last year, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG, the public body which handles lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and deputyships) announced a new service for those registering LPAs. The service, called “Use a lasting power of attorney”, aims to make it easier for attorneys and donors to share details of their LPA with relevant…
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Guidance for LPAs: People to be Notified

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At Face to Face Estate Planning, we’re experts in all things to do with Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs). And we like to bring that knowledge to you, so you can make informed decisions when it comes to planning your estate and related later life documents. In this article, we’ll be going over one of…
What are LPAs and who needs them?

What are LPAs and who needs them?

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LPA stands for Lasting Power of Attorney. It is a legal document which allows decisions to be made for you, or actions to be completed on your behalf, if you are no longer able to make your own choices. There are two types of LPA: Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Care Decisions This…