Marling LPA Services 0330 133 4276

Make life easier for the ones you love

Located in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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A professional low-cost service guiding you through the Lasting Power of Attorney process.

Service available across England and Wales via phone, email, Zoom, WhatsApp or Messenger. Home visits available in the Gloucestershire area.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you know and trust (often a family member or friend) to make decisions on your behalf, should you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself.

Why do I need one?

There's a common misconception that LPAs only need to be made by people who are older. Incapacity can be caused by age-related illnesses, but can also be caused by serious injury at any age. A valid and registered LPA will make life much easier for your relatives or Spouse should you become incapacitated for any reason.

In England and Wales, everyone over the age of 18 should complete:

What are the next steps?

Email, call me on 0330 133 4276 (or request a callback here) to arrange an appointment via your preferred communication (online, phone, email or home visit ‑ (home visits in Gloucestershire only)).

During the appointment, I will talk you through the decisions you need to make for each section and take the details I need to complete your LPA form(s). I'll complete the form for you online, print it and post it to you for signature and witnessing.

When you return the completed form to me, I'll check that everything has been signed correctly and take care of registering your LPA(s) with the Office of the Public Guardian for you. You will then receive your original stamped and registered form.

Why choose Marling LPA Services?

Did you know...?

If you lose mental capacity and don't have an LPA in place, your next of kin will have to apply to the Court of Protection before they can handle any of your financial affairs or have a say in your medical care.

Over the last couple of years banks and building societies have shown a trend of freezing accounts (even joint accounts) when a main account holder no longer has mental capacity.

This can make it very difficult to pay bills, care fees or other outgoings.

Going to the Court of Protection is a costly and lengthy process, and will make life a lot more stressful for your relatives.

Banks WILL allow accounts to be operated by an Attorney of a registered LPA.

A Health & Care LPA covers areas such as medical treatment or day‑to‑day care. Allowing someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf can ensure that your best interests are always taken care of.

Without a Health & Care LPA, your loved ones have no legal authority to make decisions about your treatment or care if you lack capacity.

A Property & Financial Affairs LPA gives your nominated attorneys permission to manage your financial assets and property if you are no longer able to do so. This allows them to manage bank accounts, investments and pensions, and to pay your utility and/or care bills. You can also choose to instruct them to make specific financial decisions on your behalf whilst you still have capacity.

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Don't forget to make provision for your pets

Do you have pets that would need to be cared for if you were no longer able to manage? You may want to consider making a provision for their care in your LPA.

The myth of Next of Kin.