Check the Knowledebase
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
An LPA is a legal document that allows someone (a Donor) to choose someone else (an Attorney(s)) to make decisions on their behalf.
The vast majority of applications are made by children who will be acting for their parents.
The attorney(s) can make decisions about things such as your money and property…also your health and welfare issues such as dealing with your care requirements and medical treatment…..at a time in the future when you no longer wish to make those decisions or you may lack the mental capacity to make those decisions.
What happens if I’ve lost capacity?
A Donor HAS TO HAVE MENTAL CAPACITY to grant a Lasting Powers of Attorney; i.e. understand who they are appointing to act on their behalf and what they are signing.
Sometimes people wish to plan ahead and set out in advance what they would like to happen should they become unable to make decisions for themselves in the future.