A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint one or more individuals (known as your 'Attorneys') to act on your behalf if you became incapable of making decisions for yourself. A Lasting Power of Attorney can be made and will be a valid document but must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used. We can deal with the registration process for you as part of our service.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:
- Property and Financial
- Health and Care
These are two separate documents and you could appoint different people if you wish.
As the authority given to your Attorneys is very wide-ranging, it is important to appoint someone you trust and who is well suited to the role that you are asking them to undertake.