Make your LPA online with Co-op Legal Services
Making a lasting power of attorney (LPA) online with Co-op Legal Services could save you time and money.
With their unique digital LPA service, you can make one LPA for £120 or two LPAs for £210, to cover both your health and your finances. This is a significant saving on their fully advised LPA service.
The digital LPA service is easy to use and guides you through all the steps to put your LPA in place, providing support along the way and helping you consider important things, so the LPA is right for your circumstances.
The service is available online 24/7, so you can start creating your LPA at a time that suits you. Once you’ve completed the digital journey, all legal documentation will be reviewed by a legal specialist and they’ll call you to make sure it’s correct. Once confirmed, the LPA will be available to be sent to you straightaway, ready for signing.
Why put an LPA in place?
An LPA lets you appoint someone you trust to step in and make important decisions for you in the future, if you ever need them to. This person is called your attorney, and you can appoint them to make decisions about the health and care you receive or about your finances, or both.
Why is it important?
If you’re ever in a position where you’re unable to make decisions for yourself, no one has the legal authority to make these decisions for you. Not even your immediate family.
If you suffer an accident or illness in the future that means you can’t manage your own finances or express your wishes around medical treatment or care, this is where your attorney comes in. If you’ve made an LPA, your attorney will be able to step in to take control of these things for you. If you haven’t already made an LPA, the only option at that stage would be for someone (and it may not be the person you would want) to make a lengthy and expensive application through the court.
You can think of an LPA almost like an insurance policy – although you hope never to need it, it’s there ready and waiting if you do.
What does it cover?
There are two types of LPA, one to cover your finances (e.g. property and money), and another to cover your care (e.g. welfare and medical treatment). You can put just one type of LPA in place, or you can put both in place to cover all bases.
You can appoint just one attorney, or you can appoint multiple attorneys to make decisions together or separately. You can also name replacements who can step in if your original attorney isn’t able to act when the time comes.
Why use Co-op Legal Services digital LPA service?
Co-op Legal Services digital LPA service is a convenient, cost-effective way to put your LPA in place and give your chosen attorney authority to make decisions for you. You can make one LPA for £120 or two LPAs for £210, to cover both your health and your finances. These prices include VAT.
Co-op Legal Services is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, for extra peace of mind. As part of the Co-op Group, openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to everything Co-op Legal Services does.
Please note, in addition to the cost of your LPA, you may need to pay a registration fee to the Office of the Public Guardian. This fee is £82 per LPA.
About Co-op Legal Services
Co-op Legal Services offers expert legal advice without the jargon, with a range of legal services from a brand you can trust and transparent, fixed fee pricing. They are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), meaning they must meet the SRA’s high regulatory standards. They also have insurance covering any work carried out and all client money is protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), for additional peace of mind.
Co-op Legal Services strives to make the law accessible to everyone, helping people understand how the law can protect what’s most important to them. As part of the Co-op Group their values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service they provide.
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