LPA - a lasting power of attorney
legal advice for individuals
A Lasting Power of Attorney, or LPA, is a legal document in which someone (the Donor) gives another person (the Attorney) the authority to help them make decisions. Decisions can be made on their behalf when they become unable to deal with their affairs, whether that is financial or health matters.
The Attorney is able to deal with all third parties such as banks, pension providers, the DWP and HMRC. Also, buying and selling property.
In the case of a health and welfare LPA the Attorney can make decisions about your daily routine and medical care. This includes decisions about care homes and life-sustaining treatment.
As they are legally binding and important documents, we strongly recommend that you take professional advice before committing to one. Talk to a qualified legal professional in the Private Client team at Heckford Norton.
finance & property lpa
property SALES AND PURCHASES
pay mortgage & household bills
manage personal finances
health & care lpa
day-to-day health & care
social activities and contact
where you live
life-sustaining treatment decisions