Frequently asked questions
We are sure that you have many questions regarding our service, below are our frequently asked questions.
if the EPA was completed and correctly filled before the 1st October 2007 then it will still be valid today. Make sure to double check when it was filled. It is also important to bare in mind that an EPA only covers finance and property decisions. You will need an LPA for your health and welfare.
If you have a health and welfare LPA then they are there to take control when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. However, the property and affairs LPA are different. They differ in a way that you can, whilst able, give the attorney power to act on your behalf whilst you're still of sound mind. This means you and your attorney can manage your finances.
The answer is no. However the LPA is a powerful and legal document to seeking professional advice may be advised.
If you don't have an LPA then it will make it hard for anyone to take control of certain aspects. You may even end up with someone who you don't want taking control. If you leave it down to someone taking control, they have to go to the court of protection which can be expensive and time consuming.
LPAs' do not just cover your wealth. They can also cover your health and welfare. Your health and welfare LPA can decide what you wear and where you live, so it is very important that you choose someone you are comfortable with and someone you trust.
Accidents and illness can strike at any time, it;s not something we like to think about, however it is a possibility and something that should be highly considered.
If your attorney loses mental capacity then you will have to draw up a replacement as soon as possible - that is if you are able. This is why we advise you have one more attorney or an additional person known as a replacement attorney.
As long as your desired person is over 18 years of age then you can have who ever you want as your attorney.