Providing for minor children under an LPA

A client has asked how they can make provision for any minor children if a parent loses capacity? Obviously they can appoint guardians under a Will, but I can’t see that a LPA can assist, unless minor children are not natural persons and thus ‘property’?

Iain Cameron
Acer Legal

Maintenance of your family isn’t a gift. The attorney can carry on supporting the children from the donor’s funds.

Lorna Sansom
Blandy & Blandy LLP

Could an LPA not assist? Maintaining the donor’s minor children can be in the donor’s best interests. Heywood & Massey covers the point at 10-003. The cases are Re JG [2017] EWCOP 10, and Re Various Lasting Powers of Attorney [2019] EWCOP 40

Josh Lewison
Radcliffe Chambers

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Thanks Josh, most helpful .


Iain Cameron

Director and Head of Legal

Acer Prime Law Ltd