Lucy Butcher, Senior Associate in our Inheritance Protection team has featured on SFE sharing how to safeguard your health and welfare and your finances. She explains that by getting a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) you can appoint someone to act as your attorney to either help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf should you be no longer capable. There are two types of LPAs, property and financial affairs and health and welfare.
Lucy often assists clients with making LPAs and explains the importance of selecting willing and trustworthy people to act as an attorney. She also explains that if an LPA is not prepared and you lose capacity that an application has to be made to the Court of Protection so they can appoint a suitable person to manage your affairs.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you (the donor) to appoint up to four people to act as your attorneys to either help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
There are two types of LPA:
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Anyone who has capacity can make an LPA and if you are interested in making one please get in touch with Lucy directly by calling 01635 508187 or emailing [email protected]