Who can make a lasting power of attorney? If you have decided that you want to make a lasting power of attorney (a very smart decision by the way – see Why Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney for why that is), the next thing you need to know is whether you are entitled to make one.
Who Can Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney?
There are just two things that you need to be able to make a lasting power of attorney:
- Your mental capacity; and
- To be aged 18 or over.
Mental capacity is defined as the ability to make and understand a specific decision at the time that it needs to be made.
If you have any doubt about whether you can make a lasting power of attorney, why not speak with a Solicitors Near Me UK solicitor free of charge and without obligation? They will be able to explain whether you have capacity and then explain how you can make a lasting power of attorney.