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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
Download the forms and guidance to make and register a lasting power of attorney (LPA).
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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.
How to become and act as a Court of Protection deputy - eligibility, responsibilities, how to apply, fees, supervision and when your deputyship ends
Create, register, object to or disclaim a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney.
Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
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
Form to find out if someone has an attorney or deputy acting for them.
Forms and guidance to register an enduring power of attorney (EPA).
Official samples of different versions of registered lasting powers of attorney and an explanation of what makes them valid.
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
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
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
Find out about the information we have on our registers and how to ask us for it
Forms and guidance to register a lasting power of attorney (LPA) made using forms LP PA, LP PW, LPA114 or LPA117.
Giving people permission to make decisions about your money and property - how to use, register or cancel an enduring power of attorney
Refunds for application fees for lasting power of attorneys and enduring power of attorneys
Find out about the Office of the Public Guardian's policy on protecting adults at risk of abuse or neglect.
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