There are no restrictions on who can be a health and welfare attorney, except that an attorney must be at least 21 when appointed.

A property and financial affairs attorney who is an individual must also be at least 21 when appointed and, in addition, must not be undischarged¬†bankrupt. The same individual can be appointed to act as the donor’s health and welfare attorney and property and financial affairs attorney.

Usually, he or she is someone you trust and can be relied upon. He or she can be your son, brother, sister, or spouse.

Generally, he must be at least 21 years old when the Lasting Power of Attorney is signed.