Who are you giving LPA to? Who are going to be your Attorney’s? You will need someone other than the Attorney to sign the paperwork (certificate provider ) and they should assure themselves that you both have capacity to understand what you are doing, and who you are appointing.Can I ask a question relating to this thread? My husband has very recently been diagnosed with very early Alzheimer's. We are both going to do POAs for both property and finance and for Health and welfare as we have no way of knowing which of us will die first!!! He is currently managing everything as he did before and most people would not notice anything wrong at all. Do we just get someone to sign his form to say he is not being coerced etc, or do we have to get someone to sign for mental capacity even at this early stage?
I will be attorney together with my eldest son, for my husband. A colleague of his, who has known him for years will sign as certificate provider. My two sons will be attorneys for me as I expect that in the years to come my husband will not be capable. I intend to ask one of my ex-NHS colleagues to sign as certificate provider for me. Does that sound ok?Who are you giving LPA to? Who are going to be your Attorney’s? You will need someone other than the Attorney to sign the paperwork (certificate provider ) and they should assure themselves that you both have capacity to understand what you are doing, and who you are appointing.
Thank you so much for that advice. I am sure there will be no problems with my other 2 children (my daughter said, "0h God, mum, please don't ask me, I wouldn't know what to do!)That sounds perfect.
Unless you think there might be trouble later from relatives, you don't need a mental health assessment. The certificate provider attests to the donor understanding the document and not being coerced to sign it.
If you have more than one attorney, they can apply jointly or jointly and severally. If they get on and are on the same page, go for jointly and severally, so they don't have to sign everything together.
+1 from me "Keep it simple"No, you will be his attorney. You will be who they deal with as if you were him, and you will hopefully make decisions that are in his best interest. Putting in wishes beforehand just complicates things. Some people put in that it can't be activated before a mental capacity assessment has been done. That's just storing up trouble, as doctors hate doing them. Keep it simple.