A third of people don’t know what LPAs are and why they should have one, according to research.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person – who is commonly referred to as the Attorney – to make decisions on your behalf should you ever lose the mental capacity to do so yourself.
Setting up an LPA and choosing the right Attorney is something that should never be taken lightly. The individual you settle on will be responsible for looking after matters related to your health and welfare as well as your property and financial affairs if it ever becomes necessary, so it is essential that the document is set up correctly and the Attorney is both reliable and trustworthy.
Download our LPA factsheet
DBF Law has put together a factsheet on Lasting Powers of Attorney, which you can download here.
When putting together an LPA, it is recommended that people receive specialist legal advice and guidance to ensure their wishes are fully understood and acted upon if mental capacity is ever lost.
The expert Lasting Powers of Attorney solicitors at DBF Law have many years of experience in helping people plan ahead for their future. The team will be able to handle the process from start to finish and prepare all the legal documents so that the process remains as simple as possible for you.
*Research carried out by Saga Legal Services