How often should I review my LPA

24 May 2023
Kainat Jones, Solicitor

How often should I review my LPA

Reviewing your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important step to ensure its accuracy and relevance over time. It’s always best to consult with a legal professional such as ourselves for specific recommendations tailored to your circumstances.

As a general rule, it is recommended to review your LPA periodically, typically every two to three years or when significant life changes occur. Additionally, you should consider reviewing it if there are any changes in relevant laws or regulations that may impact your document.

Here are some common situations when reviewing your LPA would be advisable:

  1. Personal Changes: If there are changes in your personal circumstances, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, you may want to review your LPA to ensure that your appointed attorneys and instructions still align with your current wishes.
  2. Relocation: If you have moved to a different country or jurisdiction, it is important to review your LPA to ensure its validity and effectiveness in the new location.
  3. Health Changes: If there are significant changes in your health status, it is wise to review your LPA to ensure that your instructions and preferences regarding healthcare decisions remain accurate and up to date.
  4. Attorney’s Availability: If your chosen attorney(s) are no longer willing or able to act on your behalf, it is essential to review and update your LPA to designate new attorneys.
  5. Changes in Relationships: If there are changes in your relationship with your chosen attorneys, such as a breakdown in trust or communication, you may want to reconsider your choices and update your LPA accordingly.

Remember that reviewing your LPA does not necessarily mean making changes every time. It is an opportunity to assess whether the document still reflects your wishes and if any modifications are needed. Consulting a legal professional such as ourselves will ensure that your LPA remains valid and aligned with your intentions.

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Please note: This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.