A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document allowing you to appoint somebody of your choice to look after your financial affairs or make decisions about your personal welfare if you become unable to do so yourself.
To make an LPA you must have the mental capacity to understand the document you are signing. It is therefore important to make an LPA well in advance of any loss of capacity, for example through dementia.
The Team can guide you through the process and can assist you with the following:
- Preparation of LPAs
- Certificate providing and capacity assessments
- Registering LPAs with the Office of the Public Guardian
- Advance Decisions also known as Living Wills
- Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs)
- Advising on the duties of Attorneys
- Preparation of LPAs for business assets
If your family member does not have the capacity to make an LPA then a Deputy might need to be appointed. Please visit our Deputyship and Court of Protection page or contact our Team to discuss your options.