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It is well-documented that people are now living longer. Many people are understandably concerned about what may happen to them later in life if they become unable to make decisions for themselves.


A power of attorney is a document that allows a person (the 'donor') to appoint one or more trusted individuals (the 'attorney') to make decisions on their behalf.


There are a number of different types of power of attorney:


• Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)

• Financial & Property Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

• Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

• General Power of Attorney


If somebody does not have a power of attorney and becomes incapable of managing their affairs, it is likely that an application to the Court of Protection will be necessary.


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