Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), the latest version of a legal document that everybody should have just in case they become incapable of looking after their own affairs (this could be for mental or physical reasons). It’s good to nominate someone you trust to do that for you.
The document needs to be produced correctly and then needs to be registered in accordance with the Government’s instructions.
An LPA comes in 3 parts:
Section A contains your details and must be signed by you in the presence of a witness.
Section B is for your certificate provider to complete and sign, they are usually someone who has known yuo well for over 2 years.
Section C is the part that your chosen attorney or attorneys need to sign.
All of these can be professionally produced and sent to you with full singing and registering instructions. Please contact us if you would like us to draw up this complex document for you.
If you simply want someone to look after your affairs but you still have your mental capacity then there is a far cheaper and easier way to legally nominate an Attorney to do that using Section 10 of the Power of Attorney Act 1971. For more info click here