How long does a Lasting Power of Attorney take?
The duration of creating a lasting power of attorney can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the document, the responsiveness of the parties involved, and any specific requirements or circumstances.
It will take us one week from your first appointment to prepare your documents. Once you are happy with the drafts, we will ask you to make a second appointment at your convenience to come in and sign the LPA. Please note that all people you are appointing as attorneys will also need to sign the LPA.
If they are not able to attend the office with you, we will send you home with the LPA signed by you with instructions for your attorneys on their signing. Once we have the LPA back signed by all parties, we will send the LPA off to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to register. It is currently taking 12 weeks, on average, for the OPG to register an LPA.