Lasting Power of Attorney
There are two types of LPA; “Property and Financial” and “Health and Welfare”.
LPAs replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney in 2007. In many cases, Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) are still valid but if you have an EPA it is worth having it reviewed to make sure that it is valid and relevant.
The Court of Protection is the Court in England and Wales that deals with decisions and actions that are taken under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. When a person loses mental capacity and does not have a valid LPA or EPA in place that person’s family may need to act on their behalf and will only be able to do so with the permission of the Court. As such a Deputyship application may need to be made to the Court of Protection.