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How to make a lasting power of attorney (LPA): starting an application online, choosing an attorney, certifying a copy, changing an LPA
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the…
You can choose one or more people to be your attorney. If you appoint more…
You can make a lasting power of attorney (LPA) online or using paper…
When you’ve made your lasting power of attorney (LPA), you need to…
You can confirm that a copy of your lasting power of attorney (LPA) is…
You can ask the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to change your lasting…
You can end your lasting power of attorney (LPA) yourself - if you have…
Download the forms and guidance to make and register a lasting power of attorney (LPA).
How to use this guide This guide gives you information about making and…
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If you want to make an LPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding.
How to become and act as a Court of Protection deputy - eligibility, responsibilities, how to apply, fees, supervision and when your deputyship ends
Acting as an attorney - duties, including registering a lasting power, starting to act, gifting, handling disputes and replacement attorney responsibilities
Apply to pay less (an exemption or a remission) to register a lasting or enduring power of attorney.
Share a summary of a lasting power of attorney (LPA) with an organisation, add an LPA summary, keep track of which organisations can view an LPA summary.
Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Create, register, object to or disclaim a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney.
Download and fill in this form to find out if someone has an attorney or deputy acting for them.
Help someone make decisions if they appoint you or if they lack mental capacity - includes using a power of attorney, becoming a deputy and getting a one-off Court of Protection ruling
Apply to search the Office of the Public Guardian registers to see if they have a Lasting Power of Attorney, deputy or guardian acting on their behalf
Check a summary of a lasting power of attorney (LPA).
Acting as an attorney - duties, including finding an enduring power of attorney, registering an EPA, starting to act, making gifts and stopping being an attorney
Contact the Office of the Public Guardian if you have concerns about an attorney, deputy, guardian or a decision they've made for someone else
Forms and guidance to register an enduring power of attorney (EPA).
Forms and guidance to register a lasting power of attorney (LPA) made using forms LP PA, LP PW, LPA114 or LPA117.
Find out about the information we have on our registers and how to ask us for it
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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