Lasting Power of Attorney
Protect yourself with a lasting power of attorney
Maplebrook Will South Wales are experts in drawing up Power of Attorney documents in line with the Office of the Public Guardian
What is an LPA?
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that gives a named person (or persons) the power to make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. Hopefully it will never be needed, but it is a great way of giving yourself peace of mind and assurances about your future.
There are two different types of LPA:
Property and Financial Affairs:
This enables your chosen person or persons to have access to your money, assets and estate. They can be useful when it comes to ensuring your bills are paid and that you have access to money, if you are ever incapacitated.
Health and Welfare:
This gives your named attorney to make critical decisions about your health, wellbeing and day to day life. It is often used for people suffering from dementia or people who are unconscious and in hospital.
Remember an 'attorney' in this case is a person of your choice, it can be a spouse, child, family member or friend.