Lasting Power of Attorney

5 reasons to get started now

We can lose our mental capacity at any time. When this happens, decisions become difficult, if not impossible. We'll need someone else to make decisions for us. It's critical to have a Lasting Power of Attorney, or LPA.

  • 1. Dementia is the number one reason people need an LPA
  • 2. It's the most thoughtful, generous and kind thing you can do
  • 3. It stops you ever being a burden
  • 4. It only takes 30 minutes
  • 5. It prevents endless family heartache in the future

Unforgettable solution

  1. World's first dementia LPA service
  2. Basic service is free
  3. Upgrade with helpful checking services
  4. Get extra protection with Mental Capacity Certification

5 myths revealed

"My next of kin will do it"

Sadly, not true. Legally, you need an LPA to make decisions on behalf of someone else.

"I don't need to do it yet"

Yes you do. Get on the front foot before you're forced onto the back foot.

"It's too late, she's diagnosed"

It's still possible. You just need a mental capacity certificate. We can arrange that.

"It's too complicated"

It was. Now it isn't. We've made it simple with our easy to use online questionnaire along with guides and help to support you.

"It's expensive"

No it's not. Our basic LPA is free. You only pay for the level of professional check.

Lasting Power of Attorney Explained

Everything you need to know. We've done the hard work for you. Our free guide cuts through the legal jargon with helpful information and advice on:

  • Why get a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • How to fill out and register our forms
  • How to pick your attorneys
  • How to use a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • What is mental capacity

and much more... everything you need to know in one place

The Unforgettable solution

Packages Explained

We have a range of services starting from a free questionnaire that will enable you to create an LPA on your own, great value professional checking services which take the worry out of your submission, and comprehensive consultations including our unique Mental Capacity Certification service to offer true peace of mind.

With thousands of incorrect LPA submissions being rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian everyday and with the average cost of £357** for similar services, our packages represent amazing value for money, so why not start today!

Package Bronze
What's included Do it yourself
How to complete your forms Guided online questionnaire which completes LPA forms for you
Guides Provided
Forms checked and validated by a legal professional
Forms registered for you by a legal professional
Document Storage
Mental Capacity Certification
Cost*
Single - 1x LPA FREE
Couple - 2x LPA FREE
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Package Silver
What's included Have the forms checked and registered
How to complete your forms Guided online questionnaire which completes LPA forms for you
Guides Provided
Forms checked and validated by a legal professional
Forms registered for you by a legal professional
Document Storage
Mental Capacity Certification
Cost*
Single - 1x LPA £79 incl. VAT
Couple - 2x LPA £135 incl. VAT (SAVE 10%)
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Package Gold
What's included Have a legal professional complete your forms for you
How to complete your forms Phone or online consultation for a legal professional to complete your forms for you
Guides Provided
Forms checked and validated by a legal professional
Forms registered for you by a legal professional
Document Storage
Mental Capacity Certification
Cost*
Single - 1x LPA £199 incl. VAT
Couple - 2x LPA £299 incl. VAT (SAVE 25%)
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Package Platinum
What's included A legal professional complete your forms for you including a Mental Capacity Certification
How to complete your forms Phone or online consultation for a legal professional to complete your forms for you
Guides Provided
Forms checked and validated by a legal professional
Forms registered for you by a legal professional
Document Storage
Mental Capacity Certification
Cost*
Single - 1x LPA £299 incl. VAT
Couple - 2x LPA £449 incl. VAT (SAVE 25%)
GET STARTED
Package Home Visit
What's included A legal professional completes your forms for you including a Mental Capacity Certification
How to complete your forms Appointment in your home with a legal professional to complete your forms for you
Guides Provided
Forms checked and validated by a legal professional
Forms registered for you by a legal professional
Document Storage
Mental Capacity Certification
Cost*
Single - 1x LPA £449 incl. VAT
Couple - 2x LPA £749 incl. VAT (SAVE 25%)
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*Cost does not include registration fee. The Office of Public Guardian will charge a fee of £110 to register each LPA.
**Based on a recent survey of 1,000 people across the UK in September 2016

Useful Information

If you choose the bronze or silver package, you will be redirected to another site. You will need to create an account to access this site, even if you are already an Unforgettable customer. Our online tool makes it simple. You will be taken through a guided process, with lots of help along the way. Our software will then complete the official Lasting Power of attorney documents for you.

Once you have completed your forms you can purchase you silver service for just £79 for reassurance you complete your forms correctly. A legal professional check and validate you forms within 5 working days. They will also give you instructions to sign and register your LPA for you should you wish.

If you chose the gold, platinum or home visit service then it is a very simple process. Purchase the package that most suits your needs. Contact us if you need help with this. We will then contact you within 3 working days to set up an appointment. They will deliver a consultation, draft your LPA for you and manage the registration process.
The Unforgettable LPA service has been designed to overcomes the challenges of creating a LPA by making it easy and affordable.

Our service is truly unique in that it is the only serviced designed specifically for dementia. We have created a statement of wishes. This is not a legally binding document, but it is there to advice people how you would like decisions to be made, covering more questions than the LPA can; such as where you would like to live, and medical and financial decisions.

We also offer premium packages including telephone and online consolations and home visits. We can also offer a mental capacity certification service.

If none of these package suite your needs get in contact we will see if we can design a bespoke one for you.
This service is valid for creating and registering a LPA in England and Wales only.
Yes, so long as when you set up and sign the forms for the LPA, you are judged to have full mental capacity and to understand what you are signing. However, in order for this to be the case, you will need to get things moving IMMEDIATELY after you are diagnosed. You can never be too certain how quickly someone’s mental abilities will decline.
Knowing if someone has lost their mental capacity isn’t always easy, as many people with dementia can have ‘good’ and ‘bad’ days and their mental capacity can fluctuate. The law states that someone has lost their mental capacity if they are unable to:

  • - Understand information given to them about a particular decision
  • - Retain that information long enough to be able to make the decision
  • - Weigh up the information available to make the decision
  • - Communicate their decision (through talking, sign language, writing)

However, the Mental Capacity Act also sets out a two-stage test which asks whether the person you’re caring for has an impairment of, or a disturbance in the functioning of, their mind or brain, whether as a result of a condition, illness, or external factors such as alcohol or drug use, and whether that impairment or disturbance means they are unable to make a specific decision when they need to? Individuals can lack capacity to make some decisions but have capacity to make others, so it is vital to consider whether the individual lacks capacity to make the specific decision.

If you are unsure, you can get a professional to assess whether they feel the person with dementia has lost their mental capacity. Unforgettable offers a service where they can send out someone to assess whether a loved one has lost their capacity and it is included in the Platinum [LINK] and Home Visit [LINK] packages.
It’s not a legal requirement for everyone to make an LPA, but it’s definitely a good idea. If there is nobody with the legal authority to manage your affairs – for example accessing your bank account or selling your home – then the person who you would want to do this will need to apply to the Court of Protection. This is a legal body set up through the Mental Capacity Act which makes decisions for people who are lacking mental capacity. The Court will appoint deputies – one for property and financial affairs and one for personal welfare – who will then make decisions for them. This is a decidedly more complex, long-winded and expensive process. What’s more, it could mean a stranger (such as an accountant or lawyer), and not your loved one will have to make every decision for you.
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