Lasting Powers of attorneys – Don’t leave it too late

A lasting power of attorney allows you to give someone the power to act as if they are you. The financial documents allows your chosen attorneys to deal with any aspect of your finances, such as selling a property, paying a bill and drawing money out of the bank. The health and welfare document allows your chosen attorneys to make decisions when you can’t, such as whether you would want life sustaining treatment, which care home you go to and your day to day routines. These documents are vital, if you lose mental capacity in the future you will not be able to manage your finances or health and welfare. If you do not have these documents in place, then anyone can make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as your guardian and to make these decisions. Not only is this something which takes a lot of time, money and stress, the Court may grant permission to someone to deal with your affairs who you may not wish to do so. For more information call Laura Fahy on 01134 673430 for a no obligation chat, or to book an appointment.