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Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitors
If you become unable to make decisions about your own affairs, whether due to mobility issues, absence from the UK or a lack of mental capacity, a Lasting Power of Attorney will ensure that a person you trust is legally permitted to making decisions for you. At JMW, we can provide friendly and useful advice on creating a Lasting Power of Attorney.
To speak to a solicitor for assistance and guidance on Lasting Power of Attorney, get in touch with us by calling 0345 872 6666 or by filling in our online enquiry form to let us know you would like to hear from us.
Who can make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that assigns to another person or people the authority to make decisions on your behalf when there is a lack of mental capacity. There are two types of LPA that take care of different aspects of your life:
To make a Lasting Power of Attorney, you must be over the age of 18 and have sufficient mental capacity to make the document. It is not possible to make a Lasting Power of Attorney on another person’s behalf. For more information on Lasting Power of Attorney, take a look at our factsheet here.
Who Can Be an Attorney?
You should appoint people who you know are trustworthy and will make decisions with your best interests in mind. Your are able to appoint the following people:
- Your spouse/civil partner
- Your children
- A member of your family
- A close friend
- An accountant
- A solicitor
- A company
You are able to appoint more than one attorney and you can appoint replacement attorneys.
What is Mental Capacity?
A person’s mental capacity determines their ability to make a decision about their life. The Mental Capacity Act determines what does and does not signify a lack of mental capacity. For a better understanding, take our Do I Lack the Capacity to Make Decisions? quiz.
Why Choose JMW?
Our expert wills, trust and estate planning solicitors have helped many people from all kinds of backgrounds set up an LPA. We will provide advice and assistance to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, giving you peace of mind that your affairs will be taken care of properly should you be unable to do so yourself.