Posted on 19th December 2018
There are two types of lasting power of attorney (LPA); one for your property and financial affairs, and one for your health and welfare.
You can only put LPAs in place if you have capacity to appoint your attorney(s).
If you haven’t put LPAs in place and lose capacity to make these decisions, then someone will need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order.
This will allow them to manage your affairs, but you won’t be able to say who you want the Court to appoint.