A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you to appoint one or more people to help you make decisions, or to make decisions on your behalf when you lack the mental capacity to do so yourself.
There are two kinds of LPA; one which relates to Health and Welfare decisions – such as where you live and the treatment you receive, and one relating to Property and Financial Affairs – such as collecting your investments, income and pension, dealing with your bank accounts and paying bills. You can complete just one or both LPAs.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are essentially an ‘insurance policy’; they allow you to plan for the future should you be in a position where you cannot or do not wish to make your own decisions.
How Can We Help You?
In order to complete a Lasting Power of Attorney, you will need to consider:
- What kind of LPA you want
- Whether your LPA is permanent or will cover a temporary period, such as a hospital stay
- Who will act as your ‘Certificate Provider’
- Who you will appoint to make decisions on your behalf (your ‘Attorney’)
Our Team can guide you through the completion of your LPA and the registration process. Once registered, your LPA can be stored safely in our strongroom until it is required.