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Power of Attorney
Our solicitors appreciate that it is important to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) while you are still in a position to make decisions for yourself.
If you want someone to look after your affairs for a long period of time, you can give them a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
- you can make a LPA which looks after your health and care decisions and one to look after your property and financial affairs
- a LPA must be registered before it can be used
- a LPA lets you choose people to look after your affairs if you lose mental capacity
DO I NEED TO MAKE A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?
Anyone can make a LPA in case they ever lose mental capacity. However, you should think about whether you need a LPA if you have been diagnosed with an illness which might prevent you from making decisions in the future. Our team of solicitors can help you assess what kind of help you might need in the future.
If you need more information about a power of attorney for someone who has already lost mental capacity, the ability to make decision for themselves contact us directly for a free consultation.
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