Hello, I am hoping that someone on here might be able to help me get some clarity: you seem to have a wealth of knowledge between you. I have been speaking with my mother about LPAs, but am worried about legalities. Please could anyone tell me if anyone signing up to be an attorney could be legally liable for anything, should they fail to take action if incapacity is reached? Or misses something out that should be done? My mother wishes me to be her attorney, but I live a number of hours away, and finances, family and health mean actual visits do not happen as often as one might like: I am reliant to a large degree on my mother's friends. While I am at a loss of who to suggest in my stead, I am terrified of making a mess of this, should it ultimately be needed. What are the downsides (other than crushing guilt)?