Wills and Probate
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to appoint people you trust (your Attorneys) to manage your financial affairs on your behalf. Once registered, your Attorneys will be able to make financial decisions on your behalf if you have lost capacity to be able to deal with your affairs yourself. Your Attorneys can also act under your guidance if you still have capacity but you want your Attorneys to assist you with matters.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can make an LPA?
Anyone over the age of 18 can make an LPA as long as you have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the document. It is often mistakenly thought that LPAs are only put in place in later life. We would however advise that everyone should consider making an LPA in preparation for what may happen in the future.
Who can be an Attorney?
Your Attorney should be somebody you trust implicitly as they will be in control of your finances. It may be advisable to have more than one Attorney who would work together to manage your affairs. If you do not have a family member or friend who you feel comfortable to appoint, you can appoint a professional including a solicitor. At Clark Willis Law Firm we have a number of professional appointments and should you feel that you may require our assistance with this we would be more than happy to act as your professional Attorney.