What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a nominated person (who you trust) the permission to make decisions for you, and act on your behalf. This is essential if you become physically or mentally unable or no longer wish to make your own decisions. There are two different types of Power of attorney, which are Property & Financial and Health & Welfare. It is important to discuss your personal situation with a professional, so that they can advise you on the type of Attorney you’ll need. It is good practice to put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place whilst you are of sound mind.