A lasting power of attorney  (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person or persons to help you make decisions, or make decisions on your behalf. They will be your attorneys.

There is no right or wrong time to look at obtaining an LPA, but having one in place will give you move say over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions.

There are 2 types of LPA – 1. Health & Welfare and 2. Property & Financial Affairs – you can choose to do one or both depending on your circumstances.

The LPA will need to be registered before your attorneys can act.

Anyone can obtain an LPA, you just need to be 18 or over and have mental capacity to make your own decisions. If this is something you are interested in please contact our expert Wills & Probate Team based in our Hucclecote office today.