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My father want me to have lasting power of attorney. He was

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My father wants  me to have lasting power of attorney. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago and is on medication that appears to be effective. However, I am subject to an IVA which will be complete in March 2015. My father has no property, is in receipt of Pension credit and attendance allowance and there are no assets. My father resides with myself and my husband in our home. Can he still have me named for power of attorney?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Yes, you may be appointed by your father to act as his attorney by him issuing a lasting power of attorney to you, as long as he has mental capacity to know what he is doing.

Your IVA has nothing to do with you managing your father's affairs as his attorney.

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