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Choosing who to appoint as an attorney for your Lasting Powers of Attorneys

Once you have chosen whether or not you wish to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you need to consider who you want to act as your attorney or attorneys. This is an important choice which you should carefully consider, taking into account the role and responsibilities that come with being an attorney and who you can trust to act in your best interests in the event you are unable to deal with your own affairs. In this article, we’ll discuss who can be an attorney and things to think about before appointing your attorney or attorneys. 

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Why it’s important to consider setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney

Whilst it’s commonly associated with the elderly, setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) can prove beneficial for many people – as unfortunately, they are often needed in situations that can’t have been previously predicted, such as becoming very ill or having an accident meaning you require help managing your affairs. In this article, we’ll explain in more detail the two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and their benefits. 

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Some situations where the law is commonly misunderstood in family circumstances

Often we speak to clients who believe they have, or don’t have certain legal rights – which are often commonly held perceptions in the general public however, not necessarily correct. 

As there are many misconceptions about family circumstances and the law, we thought it would be helpful to provide a brief summary of a few situations and beliefs we commonly come across about common law marriage rights, father’s rights, divorce grounds, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, to help you understand your true legal position.

If you do find yourself in any of the below situations though, it is always important to seek independent legal advice to understand your individual position and rights. 

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