Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which allows you (the donor) to appoint one or more persons (attorneys) to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make those decisions perhaps due to loss of mental capacity or illness.
Without an LPA in place, if you do lose capacity or are unable to make decisions, your family or loved ones would have to apply to the Court for permission to do things on your behalf.
You can make two types of LPAs:
1. Property and Financial affairs – this allows your Attorneys to make decisions regarding your property and finances
2. Health & Welfare – this allows your Attorneys to make decisions regarding your health and welfare which includes refusing or accepting life sustaining treatment.
You can chose to have one or both.
We are able to help you register the LPAs with the Office of the Public Guardian and act as a Certificate Provider for you.