Wills & probate myth 13 – I can make a lasting power of attorney (LPA) at any time.

8th January 2014

Shelly Wainwright of Ansons Solicitors wills and probate team in Cannock, Staffordshire, explains: “This is not true”

You can only make your LPA if you have sound mental capacity to do so. A certificate has to be provided to confirm the state of your mental capacity at the time you sign the LPA. This also confirms that you understand what the document is, what it does, who you are appointing and that you are not under any undue influence to make the LPA.

For further, please contact Shelly Wainwright in the wills and probate team, on 01543 267984 or email Ansons Solicitors has offices in Cannock and Lichfield, Staffordshire.