ActiveWills simplifies the LPA production process. These tips will help you when filling in the forms.
Take your time - don't rush. It's important to get it right.
Make sure you spell people's names exactly.
Make sure you include all middle names.
Check dates of birth for everyone mentioned in your LPA.
Ensure that all addresses are absolutely accurate.
Contact us if you get stuck.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is a government office who’s role is to protect people in England and Wales who
may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’)
to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an
accident or an illness and can’t make your own decisions (you “lack mental capacity”).
If you lose mental capacity through illness, age or an accident, unless you've already filled in the Power of Attorney forms,
your loved ones will need to apply through the courts to become your 'deputy', this is a long and expensive process. Instead,
you can nominate a trusted friend or relative before you lose capacity, by setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
This is the person or people that the Donor wishes to be informed that an LPA has been registered for them, they will have the right to object
if they feel that the Attorneys would not act in the Donors interests.
A Certificate Provider is a person who can Certify that you understand what the LPA is, that you have the mental capacity to make the decision
to put an LPA in place and that you are not being unduly pressured to setup the LPA.