Lasting Powers of Attorney are important documents which allow you to choose who should make decisions for you if you become unable to make decisions for yourself. There are two types of LPA: one for decisions about your health and welfare, and one for decisions about your financial affairs. You can choose to make either one or both types of LPA.
You can find out more information about LPAs in our LPA factsheet. We charge a fixed fee for preparing LPAs and will give you expert advice and guidance on choosing attorneys, expressing preferences and instructions, correctly signing the documents and practical points on distributing the documents to the right institutions. We can also act as your certificate provider to confirm you have capacity to sign the LPA documents.
If you do not have a valid power of attorney in place and you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself, an application may have to be made to the Court of Protection. Such an application is likely to be far more expensive than putting in place LPAs. It also takes a considerable amount of time, during which there might be no access to the incapacitated person’s finances even if they need funding for care or other day to day expenses.
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