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Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Nottingham, Derby & Sheffield

This is such an important area and greatly misunderstood by the majority of people. We believe that appointing a power of attorney is just as important as making a Will. We have considerable experience in this area and we are able to offer a very competitive quality service for completing Lasting Power of Attorney on your behalf.

Call us on 0800 689 0923

We offer Lasting Power of Attorney services and advice across Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, the Midlands, the South and beyond – get in touch with us for advice.

Fact: The biggest misunderstanding about a power of attorney is that the majority of people believe that because they are married or have a civil partner, this person can automatically take over the affairs of their spouse or civil partner should they lose capacity to make their own decisions for themselves.

This is simply not the case, and without Lasting Powers of Attorney in place there are some very unpleasant cases involving families who have had much pain and expense over this situation. See our other legal services.

We offer a free, no obligation consultation at a time to suit you, to discuss your needs.

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    What happens if there is no Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Everyone should have these in place not just the elderly. If you have a business, a Lasting Power of Attorney is essential.

    If your spouse or civil partner has an accident at work, or in the car, or suffers a stroke, or perhaps has the onset of dementia and no longer has the capacity to look after his or her own affairs.

    The court of protection will be involved in appointing a deputy to look after the affairs of that person, taking away that ability from the spouse or civil partner and family.

    Should this happen, the deputy will take control of bill paying and bank accounts and any on-going health issues and their needs. This would be instead of a family member.

    On each anniversary the deputy will produce a statement showing the costs that have to be paid for the work carried out.

    How can we help?

    A Lasting Power of Attorney can be set up for someone when they have the capacity to authorise it.

    We offer a service where we help guide you through the stages of these important documents and can give you a tailor made service depending on how much you would like us to do, which we believe is unique and of best value.

    We can guide you through all the paper work and get the documents signed by the relevant parties.

    We can also register a Lasting Power of Attorney straight away with the Office of Public Guardian, through the Donor (the person giving the authority) or the Attorney (the person nominated to act).

    Give us a call to discuss preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney today on 0800 689 0923, or visit our contact page for more details.

    Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney

    When you’ve made your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you need to register it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). It takes between 8 and 10 weeks to register an LPA if there are no mistakes in the application.

    Notify people about a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Before you register, send a form to notify people (LP3) to all the ‘people to notify’ (also called ‘people to be told’) you listed in the LPA. We will go through with you who would need to be notified.

    They’ll have 3 weeks to raise any concerns with OPG, who subsequently will contact us.

    Making changes to a Lasting Power of Attorney

    You can make changes to your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) even if it’s been registered, as long as you still have mental capacity to make decisions. This would require a ‘Partial Deed of Revocation’ – which we can prepare and send to the OPG for you.

    We also have an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act of 2005 and how this impacts on both the Donor and the Attorneys.

    Give us a call to discuss preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney today on 0800 689 0923, or visit our contact page for more details.

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    Mr Fred Spencer – A friend of mine sent me the document written by Nigel, which was mainly about reducing the care fees that may be charged by our local council if either myself, or my wife needed to go into care. I found the document to be very informative and easy to understand. I then decided to talk to Nigel about what we may need to do in terms of our own Estate planning. Within minutes of talking to Nigel, he made me feel that he really had our interests at heart and he gave me quite a bit of free advice. As a result of this advice, we decided to commission NJ Legal Services to draw up new wills for us both and to change the ownership details of our property with the Land Registry. I would not hesitate to recommend NJ Legal Services and obviously, Nigel in particular, to friends and family. A truly easy and friendly experience.

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    Mrs Susan Hammerton – We were visited at home by Nigel who was friendly and very professional. His help and advice was given with patience and courtesy. Everything was explained perfectly. We are very pleased to recommend NJ Legal services.

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    Keith Hawley – This service was a gem we did everything on line fast and trouble free everything in plain English easy to understand the introduction booklet Nigel has produced was most helpful especially the information about Lasting Power Of Attorney saved me a fortune.

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    Nisita Vadher – We found NJ legal services online when we were searching for a solicitor to write out a will for my parents. I received a call back within a couple of hours of requesting this service. Nigel was incredibly helpful and explained the procedure in great detail. We were unsure of how this process worked and he had made sure to break down the process for us making it very simple and easy to understand. All of our questions were answered for us and the process took no longer than 1 hour! We are incredibly happy with the service that we have received and will definitely be recommending NJ Legal services to all our family and friends. Thank you very much Nigel.

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    Mrs V Billing – Nigel Johnson is the most professional and helpful friendly solicitor I have ever had the privilege too speak with. We have been in contact by phone and letters over the last few weeks sorting out my husband and my wills etc. If you have any queries he is just a phone call away and has a lot of patience, explaining things thoroughly. Excellent service highly recommended.

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    Sharon – Nigel is very knowledgeable and helpful, nothing is too much trouble and we even had advice after office hours! I have no hesitation in recommending NJ Legal Services and will use them again in the future.

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    Graeme Tanner – Excellent service, friendly, professional and prompt, don’t hesitate to use nigel and his team.

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