LPA’s allow you to choose people to act on your behalf (called attorneys) to make decisions for you when you are unable to make decisions for yourself but they need to be made whilst you are well.
There are 2 types of LPA
Without an LPA, none of these things can be done without a Court order.
We recommend you enter into LPA’s while you are in good health. Consider LPA’s when you are making or changing your will. You may wish to enter into one or both types of LPA. You can have as many attorneys as you wish
There are certain adults that need to be told if you are entering into an LPA and these are people who know you well. They are given an opportunity to raise any concerns or objections.
You also need a ‘certificate provider’ ie an independent person who can confirm you understand the significance of entering into an LPA. This could be your GP. Once made the LPA must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Fees are payable to OPG.