Choosing your Attorney

Choosing your Attorney

The person you choose will usually be a close relative such as a spouse, a child over the age of 18, a brother or sister, a mother or father or a partner. It is essential that your chosen Attorney be someone you absolutely trust, as they will have access to all your private financial information and will be able to move your money to different places (acting in your best interests).

In the case of the Property and Financial Affairs LPA, the Court of Protection insists that individuals placed in this position of trust have not previously been bankrupt in order to prevent financial impropriety. While you still have the mental capacity to choose who the best person is to deal with your personal finances, think who you would absolutely trust to act in your best interest and who would act with total integrity.

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