Our private client team have supported many families with lasting powers of attorney. Whether it’s the process of choosing your attorneys or understanding what lasting power of attorney is, our Wiltshire power of attorney advisors will help.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document made by someone who wishes to choose someone they trust to make decisions on their behalf.
The reason for this is in the event that should you be involved in an accident or suffer from an illness which means you’re not in control of yourself, your assigned attorney can be relied upon.
In this case, you are known as the ‘donor’ and the person you appoint to act on your behalf should you ‘lack mental capacity’ is known as the attorney or attorneys; you can choose more than one.
There are two types of LPA, and a donor is able to make either or both:
If you are aged over 18 and have full capacity to understand the meaning and requirements of the LPA documents, then you can make a Lasting Power of Attorney and become a donor. An LPA is a document applied to an individual. This means you cannot complete it with another person. Partners or spouses need to make their own LPA.
You can choose anyone to be your attorney. As long as they are aged 18 or older and you trust them with the responsibility, they can be:
You must pick someone that you believe can make decisions in your best interest.
To find the right attorney, you should think about how they look after their own affairs, how well you know them, whether you trust them to make such decisions for you, and how happy/comfortable they will be making decision on your behalf.
We’re here to guide you. Whether you have questions about the process, you want us to help you choose your attorney, or you would like us to become your attorney, get in touch.
Our Wiltshire power of attorney advisors are experienced and knowledgeable in the process of LPAs, so they can advise and prepare lasting powers of attorney on behalf of donors.
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