Do I need a solicitor to get an LPA?
Lasting Powers of Attorney
You can prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) yourself by obtaining the relevant forms online and filling out the information. However, much like a Will, this is an important legal document with many aspects that have the potential to go wrong and could result in the document not accurately reflecting your wishes.
I have power of attorney for my mother, so why won’t the doctors talk to me?
What is a Power of Attorney?
There are three types of Power of Attorney; General Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney and Lasting Power of Attorney.
I am a Deputy for my mother. Does that mean I can do what I want?
What is a Deputy?
You can apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy for someone if they lack mental capacity. This could be because they have been diagnosed with dementia or they have a serious brain injury or illness which means they can no longer manage their affairs or make decisions for themselves.