Lasting Power Of Attorney.
Be prepared for the unknown
It is not easy to imagine being unable to make your own decisions, but this can be a reality for many. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you decide and appoint one or more people to help you make decisions, or to make decisions on your behalf.
It gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).
About lasting powers of attorneys
There are two types of LPA:
- Health and welfare
- Property and financial affairs
You can choose to make one type or both.
To make a lasting power of attorney you must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions).
Although we do not write lasting powers of attorneys, we can recommend specialist firms who do.