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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.