Making a lasting power of attorney (LPA) helps you to stay in control even when you are at your most vulnerable. By appointing a trusted family member, friend or professional as your attorney, an LPA can help ensure that your wishes are complied with even if you lose capacity.
A legally appointed attorney can help you deal with your property and finances when you are no longer able or willing to do so. An LPA for property and affairs can provide for this.
Should you find yourself in a position where you are no longer able to make decisions regarding your health and welfare, such as medical treatment or care arrangements, your legally appointed attorney can help communicate your wishes and ensure that actions taken on your behalf are in your best interest. An LPA for health and welfare decisions can provide for this.
Making an LPA under Jersey law is a different process to that in England & Wales – but it doesn't have to be too complicated, time-consuming or costly.
Ogier's new LPA portal enables you, in your own space and time, to put together all of the information needed for us to prepare draft LPAs for you. Your answers to our questionnaire will be put into the required legal format and reviewed by our team before sending this to you so that you can make sure that the LPAs reflect your wishes. We will then arrange a meeting at our offices at which you will be able to sign your LPAs before registering your LPAs at the Greffe.
At any time in the process you can contact one of our expert team to explain anything that you need help with before you come in to sign your LPAs – and we can help you to update or edit your LPAs at any time.