Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
LPA is a legal document that is drawn up appointing donees to act for the clients if they lose mental capacity. This is an initiative by the Office of the Public Guardian under the Ministry of Social Development and Family (MSF).
Preparing the Lasting Power of Attorney is a very important process because without an LPA, family members will have to undergo a long, tedious and expensive process to apply to be a court deputy if their family members lose mental capacity. This allows the donee and donees to have a peace of mind as well as an easy, more affordable procedure to apply for, should the inevitable happen.