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Posts tagged “Lasting Power of Attorney”

When a person passes away, if they have left a Will, their estate will most likely need a Grant of Probate obtaining. Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, can help the executors of the Will (the people name in the Will as being ‘in charge’ of the deceased’s estate) to apply and obtain a Grant of Probate
Many parents of minors who suffer from a lack of mental capacity often forget that the automatic rights given to them by way of Parental Rights protections, including all financial and medical decisions, are diminished somewhat when their child reaches adulthood, often leading to a minefield of confusion, worry, and lack of knowing where to turn. 
Before the Supreme Court's Judgement handed down on 30th July 2018, the right to make an end-of-life decision on behalf of someone in a vegetative state was controlled by the Court of Protection. Also controlling a person's affairs should they lack capacity and not have appointed an Attorney (see Lasting Powers of Attorney and who should make one), the Court of Protection previously ruled on cases such as whether a person's feeding tubes should be withdrawn, allowing a person to die naturally, when they are unable to make the decision themselves.  
 
Although both the patient's family and the Doctors may agree that removing the feeding tubes is the best way forward for a person in a vegetative state, the Doctors usually have to apply to the Court of Protection to rule that they are allowed to do so. However, following yesterday's Judgement, if both the patient's family and the Doctors are in agreement, they can now remove the tubes of a person without going through the Court. 
At MG Legal, Solicitors in Longridge, Solicitors in Lancaster and Solicitors in Preston, we understand how overwhelming in can be to approach a Solicitors firm. Even for something which can be portrayed as minor by some solicitors, for example making a Will, at MG Legal we aim to make every client feel as comfortable as possible. 
When someone contacts us after their loved one has passed away, the first question we are normally asked is ‘What is Probate?’. It’s a term that is thrown around by all manners of people – Lancaster Solicitors, Funeral directors, Banks, Mortgage Companies – the list goes on and on. But, what is Probate and why do you need it? 
 
MG Legal’s Lancaster Solicitors are specialists in Probate matters, and have put together some answers to the top questions they are asked. 
When the words Lasting Powers of Attorney are mentioned, it can be confusing. Once a thing associated with being elderly and unable to make your own decisions due to being in a care home, now-a-days more and more people are trying to get their affairs in order to make it easier for their loved ones should they no longer be able to make their own decisions. 
 
Whilst it can seem daunting to consider the 'what-if' questions, at MG Legal our expert team have over 20 years' experience in drafting Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys and have answered the five 'W' questions to help you get the ball rolling with your LPAs.  
 
BUT our expert team doesn't stop there! If you have any more questions, or want to get started with your LPAs, contact our expert Solicitors in Lancaster today on 01524 581 306 or email enquiries@mglegal.co.uk to enquire about your free initial consultation.  
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