Lasting Powers Of Attorney

Based in Birmingham Reilly & Co solicitors will help you prepare your Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a person to appoint someone else as their 'attorney(s)' giving them the authority to make decisions on their behalf.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) enable the attorney(s) to continue to make those decisions even if the person who appointed them becomes mentally incapable.

There are 2 types of LPA

Property and Affairs - enables your attorney(s) to deal with your property and finances on your behalf. With this type of LPA you can agree that your Attorney(s) can use it straight away even though you are still mentally capable of dealing with your affairs

Personal Welfare - enables your attorney(s) to make welfare and health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make such decisions for yourself. With this type of LPA it can only be used once you become mentally incapable of dealing with your affairs.

The LPA will need to be signed by you whilst you are capable of understanding the document. It is worthwhile considering whether this should be put into place sooner rather than leaving it until it is too late!