Option 1: Your attorney can make decisions as soon as you register your LPA (but only with your permission).
Option 2: Your attorney can only make decisions if you cannot make decisions for yourself.
Now you’ve told us what’s important to you, the next step is to choose who you’d want to make these decisions for you.
You need to ask yourself, do you trust this person to make decisions for you and act in your best interests and do you think they would make the same decisions you would make for yourself?
You can ask anybody to be your attorney as long as they’re over 18 and have mental capacity.
For finance LPAs, you cannot choose someone who is currently bankrupt or subject to a debt relief order.
You can choose as many attorneys as you want, but too many attorneys can make things difficult because they’ll need to work together.
You can add backup attorneys in case any of your attorneys become unable to make decisions for you. For example, if they die or they decide they no longer want to be your attorney.
In your LPA this person will be called your ‘certificate provider’.
They’ll need to sign your LPA when you get it.
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