Lasting Powers of Attorney

Appointing people to make decisions for you in the event that you can't...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Empowering Your Future Decisions with The Will For You

At The Will For You, we understand the significance of planning for the future. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you, the ‘donor’, to appoint one or more ‘attorneys’ to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to do so. This is an essential step in ensuring your wishes are respected, even when you’re unable to communicate them. An LPA is an important lifetime planning tool.

There are two types of LPA, one that gives power to appoint attorneys for your Health and Welfare and one that enables attorneys to make decisions regarding your Property and Financial Affairs.

Who can make an LPA?

The two types of LPA - explained...

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Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney

Who is the Office of the Public Guardian?

The Office of the Public Guardian – also known as the OPG is a Government body who deals with the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

All LPAs must be registered with the OPG before they can be used. The OPG is responsible for protecting individuals who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. Registration ensures that your LPA is valid and legally binding.

Signing your Lasting Power of Attorney

Much like a Will it’s vital to sign your Lasting Power of Attorney correctly. Failing to do so may mean that your LPA will be rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian and won’t be valid. We have a handy guide to help you.

The Correct Order of Signing an LPA

Common Mistakes to Avoid

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