The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
The LPA is a legal document which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age ('donor'), to voluntarily appoint one or more persons ('donee(s)') to make decisions and act on his behalf should he lose mental capacity one day. A donee can be appointed to act in the two broad areas of personal welfare and property & affairs matters.
Examples of losing your mental capacity include Coma due to illness or accidents , or alzheimer's disease.
Benefits of an LPA
- Protects your interests should you become mentally incapacitated one day
- Enables you to make a personal, considered choice of a trusted decision maker who is reliable and competant to act in your best interests
-Alleviates the stress and difficulties faced by loved ones who need to apply for a deputyship order if you lose your mental capacity without an LPA in place.
Applying for an LPA
A two step process
Step 1 : 30min appointment to explain what is an LPA and also to get the required documents in order.
Step 2 : An appointment with a certificate issuer will be arranged for you on a seperate day, and you will visit their office to get the LPA signed. The documents will then be sealed and mailed on the same day to the Office of Public Guardian.
The aim is to assist as many people as possible to get their LPA certified, thus the cost of the entire process is kept at $50 nett per pax, no additional charges , no hidden fees.