A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is where you give a trusted person known as the “attorney” the authority to make decisions on your behalf. An attorney can be anyone who is over the age of 18 that understands the responsibility they have as an attorney. This could be a partner, child, friend or neighbour.
The LPA comes into effect if you decide not to make decisions for yourself, or if you lose the mental capacity to do so in the future. A Lasting Power of Attorney can either cover decisions about your health and welfare, or your finances and property.
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