The Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) has been replaced by the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Existing EPAs remain effective.
An LPA may allow the attorneys to manage an incapable person's legal and financial affairs and a welfare LPA may allow the attorneys to make welfare decisions.
The LPA contains a certificate which must be completed by a competent person at the time when the LPA is created stating that the donor of the LPA has mental capacity and is not being influenced to make the Deed by anyone else.
The LPA must be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it will become effective. A fee is payable to the OPG for the registration.
This information shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We are not responsible for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in reliance of this information.
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