Power of Attorney
Court of Protection and Power of Attorney
You may need someone to help you manage your financial and property affairs, or make decisions about your welfare but do you know what options are available?
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
You can choose somebody you trust to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to - for example if you develop dementia in the future. These might be decisions about your property and affairs or your personal welfare.
Court of Protection Deputy
Where no Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney exists you can apply to the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone who may lack capacity to do so themselves. A Deputy Order can relate to making decisions about finances or personal welfare.
The best place to start is the Office of the Public Guardian (external link) which has information about the Court of Protection process and different types of LPA.
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