Legal advice on managing someone else's affairs

If you are looking after the finances of the person you care for, you may also want to explore legal issues like power of attorney. For more information on managing someone else's affairs visit the Citizen Advice website.

If you want someone to look after your affairs for a long period of time, you can give them a lasting power of attorney (LPA):

  • you can make a LPA which looks after your health and care decisions and one to look after your property and financial affairs
  • an LPA must be registered before it can be used
  • an LPA lets you choose people to look after your affairs if you lose mental capacity

You can download the form or complete online at GOV.UK

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