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09 Sep 20
Did you know? Lasting Power of Attorney Rejections
Did you know that a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) application can be rejected?
Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a representative to deal with your affairs if you lose ‘capacity’. According to an article by Which, 22,000 LPA applications were rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian in the last 12 months.
A rejected LPA can cause worry, further expense and time for you and your family. A rejected LPA will need to be amended and resubmitted and there may be a further fee for this.
Reasons for Rejection
There are many common reasons why an LPA can be rejected. These include:
- Using the wrong type of form (the health and welfare one instead of the property form)
- Inaccurate details such as names, dates or addresses
- Being vague on details around life-saving treatment
- The wrong person signing the forms in the wrong places
- The form contains something unlawful
In order to avoid the possibility of a rejected LPA, you can seek the services of a Legal Intermediary. They can help you to apply for an LPA that will be accepted first time. The True Bearing Legal Services team are experienced professionals who are qualified to advise on a range of legal matters including Legacy Planning, Wills, Trusts and Lasting ower of Attorney.
Our Legal Intermediaries have the best legal advice to hand. They are ready to guide you through the Lasting Power of Attorney process. Our Legal Services team are able to assist you remotely via online meeting software during the Covid pandemic. Alternatively, they can meet in your home or place of work, at a time convenient to you. They understand that applying for LPA can be emotive and are able to reassure and comfort you every step of the way whilst providing world class advice.