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Hi. Please replace in the appropriate area, I cannot seem to find where to put this.
I need to make a will. Only a mirror will. I'm so confused as to where to go with it? Property worth 200k. We have no children, not married. I have phoned solicitors that say £500 to £800 but co op do for £180?? When i ask why the big price difference they say I need to book an appointment. (Not free). Can someone advise please. Not sure what I'm meant to ask now. Thanks in advance
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Having an unregistered LPA is better than nothing, but it can take months to get it registered. And if there are any queries, the donor may not be able to help resolve them. Meantime, the attorney can do very little.
People are encouraged to register the LPAs when they make them. They only become active if the donor wants the attorney to act for them, or the donor loses capacity. At that point the attorney needs to register the finance LPA with each financial institution.
With my mother we registered it with her bank before she lost capacity but was getting frail and forgetful which allowed me to use her account to get her shopping and manage her savings and I would recommend people do that once they have health issues that mean they no longer have the capacity to do everything themselves, but I would not do it on a just in case basis.