2. Choose your attorney

You can choose 1 person or more to make decisions on your behalf, as your ‘attorney’.

When choosing an attorney, think about:

  • how well the person looks after their own affairs, eg their finances
  • how well you know them
  • if you trust them to make decisions in your best interests
  • how happy they will be to make decisions for you

Who can be your attorney

Your attorney can be anyone 18 or over, eg:

  • a relative
  • a friend
  • a professional (like a solicitor)
  • your husband, wife or partner

Who can’t be your attorney

You can’t choose someone who is:

  • under 18
  • unable to make their own decisions
  • subject to a debt relief order or currently bankrupt (if you’re making a lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs)

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