A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to give someone you trust the legal power to make decisions on your behalf in case you later become unable to make decisions for yourself.
The person who makes the LPA is known as the ‘donor’ and the person given the power to make decisions is known as the ‘attorney’.
There are two different types of LPA:
- An LPA for Property and Financial Affairs covers decisions about money and property.
- An LPA for Health and Welfare covers decisions about health and personal welfare.