Oxford's interactive LPA maker
Plan ahead and protect your future with a lasting power of attorney ('LPA').
Why making an LPA is important for both you and your family
If you suffer a serious injury or illness, others may need to step in to make decisions on your behalf about your health and finances.
An LPA gives you more control in these situations by letting you choose now who these people will be and what decisions they can make.
So you can relax in the knowledge that you are choosing people you trust and who will have your best interests at heart.
What can LPAs do?
You need to choose what type of decision you will need help with. There are two kinds of LPA, covering two kinds of decision:
running your bank and savings accounts
making or selling investments
paying your bills
buying or selling your house
Health and Care
what medical treatment you receive, such as life-sustaining treatment
staying in your own home and getting help and support from social services
moving into residential care and finding a good care home
day-to-day matters such as your diet, dress or daily routine
Can I have both or do I need to choose one?
You can have one LPA or both.
We always recommend having at least one instead of none.
People generally believe that their spouse or civil partner would automatically be able to deal with their bank accounts and pensions, and make decisions about their health and care, if they lose the ability to do so. This is not the case.
An LPA is the only way to ensure that you, your property and your loved ones are looked after if you are not able to do so.
Do I need a lawyer to write an LPA?
Throughout the LPA, there are sections where you might want legal advice which are marked with a lawyer symbol:
However, overall, you do not need a lawyer to make an LPA unless you have unusual or specific requirements.
Can I make my LPA unique to me?
In both LPAs, there is an optional section for you to include your 'Instructions' and 'Preferences'.
Preferences are what you’d like all your attorneys to think about when they make decisions for you. Your attorneys don’t have to follow them but should bear them in mind.
“I like to reinvest all interest from each year’s investments into next year’s ISA allowance.”
Health and Care LPA
“I prefer to live within five miles of my sister.”
Instructions tell your attorneys what they must do when acting on your behalf. Instructions cause more problems than preferences.
Health and Care LPA
“My attorneys must consult a financial adviser before making investments over £10,000.”
“My attorneys must not decide I am to move into residential care unless, in my doctor’s opinion, I can no longer live independently.”
Making an LPA is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
ADVICE, REASSURANCE AND A PROFESSIONAL LPA
We'll help protect your future with an LPA and we're more than 50% cheaper than the average provider.
Complete our online form.
Our online service makes writing your LPAs quick and easy. You can do it from the comfort of your own home and the 'save and continue' feature means you can return whenever you are free.
One-on-one chat with an expert
Our online LPA writing service gives you the opportunity to talk with a qualified and experienced lawyer about your instructions and ask any questions you may have.
Once you have your printed LPA, we will let you know how to register it.