Lasting Power of Attorney
Why you should make an LPA ?
Peace of mind that there is someone you trust to look after your affairs should you lose mental capacity. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime. The people you appoint to manage your affairs are called the ‘attorneys’. 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 prudent planning for the future. A recent report by Co-op Legal Services has found that 79% of respondents over the age of 45 years have not made an LPA.