Lasting Power of Attorney

A legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you lose the ability to manage your affairs through an accident or ill health.

Without a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place, if you lose capacity your family would need to apply to the Court of Protection, which is a time-consuming and costly process. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney, Property and Financial or Health and Welfare.

What is a Property and Financial LPA?

This allows you to choose one or more persons to make decisions about your money or property on your behalf. This includes fulfilling important tasks such as paying bills, writing cheques, transferring money, receiving salaries, arranging for the upkeep of your property or selling your home.

What is a Health and Welfare LPA?

Allows you to appoint one of more persons to make decisions regarding your medical care, moving into a care home, your daily routine (e.g. eating, taking medication) and refusing life-sustaining treatment. Unlike the Property and Financial Affairs LPA it can only be used once you have lost the ability to make your own decisions.

Create your LPA Online

As a Trust Inheritance customer you have exclusive access to the new online Lasting Power of Attorney service. This means you are able to create an LPA by completing a simple form online.

Don’t worry, we’ll still be on hand if you need us and we’ll even give you a call at the end to make sure you are happy with everything.

For more information, either send us an enquiry, speak to us on live chat or fill out our short questionnaire “How Much Help Do I need to Prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?”.

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