You can choose one or more people to be your attorney. If you appoint more than one, you must decide whether they’ll make decisions separately or together.
Who can be your attorney?
Your attorney needs to be 18 or over. They could be:
- a relative
- a friend
- a professional, for example a solicitor
- your husband, wife or partner
You must appoint someone who has the mental capacity to make their own decisions.
Your attorney does not need to live in the UK or be a British citizen.
When choosing an attorney, think about:
- how well they look after their own affairs, for example their finances
- how well you know them
- if you trust them to make decisions in your best interests
- how happy they will be to make decisions for you
You cannot choose someone who is subject to a Debt Relief Order or is bankrupt if you’re making a lasting power of attorney (LPA) for property and financial affairs.