Lasting power of attorney

A lasting power of attorney gives someone else the power to make certain decisions on your behalf, typically if you are no longer able to do so.

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Lasting power of attorney guidance

If you are worried about managing your affairs when you are older, you can appoint someone as your attorney. But what does the process involve?

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What is a deputyship order?

When someone close loses the capacity to make decisions for themselves, you can apply for a deputyship so that you can make decisions on their behalf

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Wills and probate glossary

A useful glossary to help you understand the legal jargon used when trying to deal with creating or executing a will and other probate issues