LPAs, by their very nature, are open to a degree of abuse, and clients may be concerned that they will have control taken from them. This webinar looks at helping clients to make the best use of LPAs, including:
Should you raise LPAs with clients as a matter of course?
Where a client comes for a financial LPA, should you encourage a health and welfare LPA, or an advance decision?
The relationship between LPAs and advance decisions
Who is the client?
Capacity and LPAs
How do you deal with a prospective donor with doubtful mental capacity?
How can abuse be avoided?
What are the duties of the attorney, and how far should they be explained?
What are the pitfalls to be avoided?
We will consider some of the cases where the arrangement has gone wrong, and how such problems might have been avoided.