What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
An LPA is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. There are 2 types of LPA:
- health and welfare
- property and ﬁnancial affairs
You can choose to make one type or both.
Why do I need an LPA?
An LPA gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make your own decisions. You must be 18 or over and have the ability to make your own decisions at the time you make your LPA. If you are experiencing even slight memory loss it is important to act immediately.
Why choose Carisma Wills for your Lasting Power of Attorney?
Carisma Wills has been drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney since they were introduced in 2007 to replace Enduring Powers of Attorney.