Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document in which you appoint people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
If you want someone to act on your behalf in relation to financial decisions or in relation to medical or welfare decisions, you will need to appoint them as your Attorneys under an LPA.
By making an LPA, you will give yourself more control over what would happen if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions yourself i.e. in the event that you lack mental capacity.
You can only make an LPA while you still have mental capacity to do so and once you have lost mental capacity it is too late to make an LPA then.
An LPA will allow your Attorneys to make decisions on your behalf on an ongoing basis and has to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before your Attorneys can act for you.
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