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What is an Attorney and how many can I appoint? 

The Attorney, or Attorneys, are the people appointed by the Donor to make decisions on their behalf. You can appoint one, or more, Attorneys to act on your behalf. You can also appoint replacement Attorneys, who can step in to act if one of your initial Attorneys (or your sole, initial Attorney) is unable to act. 
 
Who should I appoint as my Attorneys? 
You can appoint anyone that you want, providing that they are over the age of 18, and have mental capacity themselves. 
 
Frequently, people will appoint their spouses, partners, civil partners, children, or other family members. However, people also choose to appoint their closest friends, or a professional, such as our team of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Solicitors. 
 
Can I appoint different attorneys? 
This question needs to be considered from a few different points of view. 
 
In terms of the Health and Care Decisions LPA and the Financial Decisions LPA, yes, you can appoint different Attorneys on both documents. They are separate legal documents, and it’s your choice on both who make decisions on your behalf. 
 
However, in relation to once the LPAs have been registered, you cannot later change your mind and amend the documents by hand. If you wanted to change the LPAs, you would need to revoke them and make new ones appointing different Attorneys (not necessarily in that order; it depends what you want to achieve). 
 

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Why choose MG Legal? 

With a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach, our expert team are experienced in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Deputyship Applications, as well as in dealing with the administration of estates and obtaining Grants of Probate. 
In an increasingly impersonal market, MG Legal's friendly, expert team provide sound legal advice and all at an affordable fixed cost.  
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