Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be executed

Property and financial affairs

•Running client’s bank and savings accounts, making and selling investments

•Paying bills for clients, buying and selling client’s house

Heath and Welfare

•In case of loss of mental capacity, type of health care and medical treatment client would receive, including life-sustaining treatment

•Where client live, day-to-day matters such as client’s diet and daily routine

Parties involved

  1. Donor – client who makes the LPA to appoint and authorise attorneys to make decisions
  2. Attorneys – appointed to make decisions on behalf of client in case of loss of mental capacity or earlier in case of financial decisions
  3. Certificate provider - someone to confirm that no one is forcing client to make the LPA and understand what he or she is doing
  4. Witnesses for donor and attorney(s) signatures