Video: lasting power of attorney and property and financial affairs — FAQs

By Alexander Mahdavi

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document signed by a person while they still have mental capacity, in anticipation of the possibility that they may lose mental capacity at some point in the future.

An LPA gives authority to another person to make decisions on behalf of the donor if the donor loses mental capacity.

People may lose mental capacity for a variety of reasons as medical advances prolong our lives. There is a growing number of elderly people who lose mental capacity even though they may have many years to live…

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