3rd March 2022
Our Guide to Lasting Power of Attorney
As someone becomes more unwell, they’re likely to and it more difficult to manage money and financial affairs, and may become too unwell to make decisions about health and care. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document in which someone (the donor) gives another person (the attorney) the right to help them make decisions, or take decisions on their behalf.
An LPA is a completely separate legal document to your Will, although many people put them in place at the same time as getting their Will written as part of wanting to plan for the future. Many people find it reassuring to know that someone they trust will be able to make decisions on their behalf if they become too unwell.