There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s):
Property and Financial Affairs, which gives the Attorney the authority, for example, to buy or sell property and make payments on behalf of the Donor
Health and Welfare which allows the Attorney to make decisions after the Donor has lost capacity relating to health care, medical treatment and in some cases end of life treatment.
A Donor will often appoint a family member or friend to be responsible for making decisions for them in the future. It is possible to appoint one person to act, or to name more than one person and specify different areas that each can make decisions about. It is also possible to specify those decisions that should be made jointly by two or more attorneys.
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