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Best debit card solutions for the elderly

In the UK, there are several debit card solutions specifically designed to support the financial autonomy and safety of the elderly. This article explores the best debit card solutions for the elderly considering factors such as power of attorney, security...
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View a Lasting Power of Attorney online

The Office of the Public Guardian has launched the View a Lasting Power of Attorney online service.  This means that you can send a digital code to an organisation so they can view the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) online. ...
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Rules of gifting under a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal tool that allows someone you trust (the 'attorney') to make decisions on your behalf. One area where this authority can come into play is gifting. There are specific rules and...
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Six Steps to Setting up an LPA: Start here

Granting Lasting Power of Attorney can be surprisingly easy. There are different types of Power of Attorney but the Lasting Power of Attorney is the most commonly used.  Here are the six steps to setting up a Lasting Power of...
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What happens if Joint Attorneys under an LPA fall out?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal document so the job of being an attorney is equally important.  In some cases, the donor might decide to share the burden between two or more attorneys.  But what happens...
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MyPOA Day – April 2024

This MyPOA Day – April 2024 blog post is some of the issues that I have to deal with on a daily basis being a power of attorney… Airbnb and others There are some days where I feel like the...
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Making Lasting Power of Attorney Easy: Comparing online services

In England and Wales, setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a crucial step in ensuring your wishes are respected. With the rise of online services, creating an LPA has become more accessible and convenient. However, navigating through...
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Don’t be a digital zombie: Pass on your passwords

These days we are encumbered by passwords. No password, no bank account. No password, no email. No password, no photo library but don't be a digital zombie: pass on your passwords to your attorney or they won't be able to...
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Lasting Power of Attorney: Acting as an attorney

Being an attorney under a Power of Attorney involves a great deal of power and responsibility.  So, it is extremely important that the attorney is trustworthy and understands what acting as an attorney entails. The attorney is governed by the...
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Do you need a solicitor’s help with Power of Attorney?

The Office of the Public Guardian provides free forms that you can fill out and register yourself to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney. So, do you need a solicitor's help with Power of Attorney? Well, it really depends on...
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MyPOA Day – March 2024

This MyPOA Day - March 2024 blog post is some of the issues that I have to deal with on a daily basis being a power of attorney... The Scammers This morning I got a call from the lovely man...
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Lacking mental capacity and the Mental Capacity Assessment

Your mental capacity is vital to whether you can make decisions or not.  It will make the difference, for example, between whether you can even appoint your own Attorney. If you are lacking mental capacity and haven't appointed an attorney,...
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Duties of a Court Appointed Deputy or Attorney to the family

There are some circumstances where your loved one will have a court appointed panel deputy or professional attorney looking after their finances.  In this situation, what are the duties of a court appointed deputy or attorney to the family? Your...
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Activate the Lasting Power of Attorney

There comes a time when an Attorney will need to start using the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to gain authority to represent the Donor.  The best option is to first activate the Lasting Power of Attorney using the Government...
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Placing a parent in a care home: Your duties as an attorney

Caring for ageing parents or other elderly relatives is a profound responsibility that many of us will face at some point in our lives. As an attorney appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), the weight of decision-making can...
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Using a Lasting Power of Attorney abroad

These days more people have relatives who either live abroad or have properties abroad.  So, it is essential to understand how using a Lasting Power of Attorney abroad works.  It is increasingly common for an individual to find themselves managing...
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Revoking your Attorney: What you need to know

You can end the Power of Attorney (POA) yourself by revoking your Attorney as long as you have mental capacity.  It may be that you no longer need the Attorney or that the Attorney is no longer suitable, practical or...
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Guidance on Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA covers decisions about your financial affairs and your health and wellbeing. It was created in 2007 under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and came into effect on 1 October 2007. This article gives...
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Top 10 mistakes in Power of Attorney applications

Avoid these common mistakes when setting up your Lasting Power of Attorney! Learn from our expert, Rebecca Seeley Harris, as she shares the top 10 mistakes in Power of Attorney applications. With there currently being a 20 week delay in...
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Beginner’s Guide to Power of Attorney

At some point in your life you might need someone to help you make decisions about your health or finances, or to act on your behalf. This beginner's guide to power of attorney will guide you through this very complex...
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