Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 from 1 October 2007. They allow individuals to be appointed to look after property and financial affairs or the health and personal welfare decisions of another individual when they are unable to make these decisions in the future.
LPAs must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):
A property and affiars LPA
relating to financial matters and your property
A personal welfare LPA (the health and welfare LPA)
Relating to personal matters, such as consenting to medical treatment or deciding where you should live. We can advise on preparation of powers of attorney and the registration process. Both forms of LPA can be tailored to your wishes. We can help prepare a document which suits your circumstances.
If you would like to discuss making a power of attorney or would like to talk through the registration process, simply contact us on Exeter: 01392 344800 or Crediton: 01363 772244 for your FREE consultation.