Does lasting power of attorney cease on death?

Yes. If an LPA is in place, it will cease upon your death, with your will then needing to be dealt with by your executor.

Other ways a lasting power of attorney can end include if:

  • you cancel it
  • your attorney loses mental capacity themselves
  • your attorney divorces you or ends your civil partnership
  • the Court of Protection removes an attorney
  • your attorney dies
  • in the case of a property and financial affairs LPA, your attorney is made bankrupt or subject to a debt relief order.

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