Lasting Powers of Attorney

The uncomfortable truth about the loss of mental capacity
— and how to plan now in case it should happen

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) makes provision for a trusted person of your choice to make decisions about your health, welfare, property and financial affairs — in the event you suffer from a loss of mental capacity due to accident or illness.

The potential to suffer from strokes, brain injuries or Parkinson’s disease increases as we age, and over 850,000 people in the UK are currently affected by dementia (Alzheimer’s Society).  Loss of mental capacity could leave you or a joint account holder unable to access your bank account, pay your bills and maintain your home unless you have prepared an LPA

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A Health & Welfare LPA

A Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney instructs an appointed attorney to make choices on your behalf when you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

Your chosen attorney can organise the appropriate daily care, medical care, living arrangements or life-sustaining treatments, saving you a great deal of money and distress at a time when you are most vulnerable.

We can explain all the options and draw up documents to leave you confident your affairs will be managed correctly by someone you trust.

And with a Health & Welfare LPA in place, you will remove the need for your family to endure the costly, lengthy legal process of applying to the Court of Protection to grant a deputy authority to act on your behalf.

A Property & Financial Affairs LPA

Unlike a Health & Welfare LPA — which is designed to protect you when you cannot make decisions for yourself — a Property & Financial Affairs LPA makes provisions for you before this might happen.

As soon as you register a Property & Financial Affairs LPA, you can give your attorney permission to pay bills, collect benefits, manage your investments and even deal with buying or selling a property on your behalf.

We can discuss your current circumstances in a FREE no obligation meeting and recommend the best course of action to take to protect you, your family and your assets.

Why Choose Brighton Wills & Family Trusts?

  • You will be dealing with real people who have your best interests at the heart of our business.

     

  • We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry Code of Practice.

     

  • Our professional, yet non-stuffy approach is a testament to the hundreds of satisfied clients who have chosen Brighton Wills & Family Trusts to write over 1,500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents since 2014.

     

  • And for your peace of mind — we carry Professional Indemnity Insurance of £2 million — and we are always happy to provide references if required.

Will Writing

Passing without a will in place could leave your loved ones facing financial hardship, unbearable pressure and mounting legal fees at a time of mourning. A will helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face.

Property Trusts

If you or your spouse entered into long-term care, your children’s inheritance could quickly disappear, and you may be forced to sell your home. See how we can reduce the risk and protect your family’s wealth.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Did you know that over 850,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia? Loss of mental capacity could leave you unable to access your bank account, pay your bills and maintain your home unless you have prepared a lasting power of attorney.

Probate Forms

Probate can often seem overwhelming so close to bereavement, and the process can appear confusing, time-consuming and complicated. We can apply for a grant of probate on your behalf and administer the probate forms to relieve the pressure.

Prepaid Funeral Plans

A £4000 funeral today might cost two or three times as much in the future when it’s needed. A prepaid plan lets you fix the cost at today’s prices, choose the type of funeral you want, and ensures the costs are met in full to relieve the burden on your family.

Testimonials

"My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of Jane and Mark. Highly competitive fee structure - they add real value which will save my family and me literally hundreds of thousands of pounds. Very highly recommended - give them a call - I guarantee you will not be disappointed. One very satisfied client."
— Rob Challis

“Excellent will writing experience! Jane and Mark were super friendly, efficient, informative and kind. Brighton Wills & Family Trusts have very reasonable pricing. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone who needs to sort their wills out. It was a swift, painless experience and has definitely taken a weight off my shoulders. Thanks again!”

— Emily Rose

”I called Brighton Wills & Family Trusts on Saturday, expecting to leave a voice message and call back on Monday. To my surprise, I met Jane an hour later. From then on, my entire experience was easy, efficient and stress-free. A few days later I received my will! Thank you.“

— Oxana G

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Once you have a will in place, you will feel a massive sense of relief. You will be safe in the knowledge you have bought order to what is often a hugely emotional situation.

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