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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which allows the donor (the person making the LPA) to select attorneys, who under an LPA will have the legal ability to manage certain aspects of your life in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself or need some help. This may be for a short time whilst you undergo a medical procedure or for the long term if you develop a conative impairment.
You may never need to use an LPA, but once registered LPAs can provide you with great reassurance and assistance should they ever be required. If find yourself needing an attorney but have not made an LPA you may find that a stranger is appointed by the court to make decision for you.Read more