Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) at the end of September 2007. If you created an EPA before the 1st October 2007, then the document is still valid and deals only with giving your chosen Attorney(s) the right to handle your financial affairs.
LPAs come in two forms, dealing with different areas :-
- Property and Financial Affairs
- Health & Welfare
You can make either or both of these documents.
An LPA allows you to appoint one or more Attorneys to deal with your financial and property affairs on your behalf if you were to become mentally incapable or just too physically frail to deal with your own affairs. An Attorney could also be appointed to make health and welfare decisions on your behalf in the event that you were no longer mentally capable of making those personal decisions for yourself.
We can assist in drawing up the correct documents and arranging for their registration with the Office of the Public Guardian.