A Lasting Power of Attorney could be one of the most important documents you may ever need.
While no plan can remove the emotional pain of seeing a loved one dealing with serious illness such as dementia etc, the right planning can help you and your family handle the financial, legal, and care aspects. Getting your Lasting Powers of Attorney in order now will avoid a crisis in the event, you or a family member is directly impacted by illness.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is s a powerful legal document which allows any individual (over the age of 18) to appoint someone to look after their affairs should they no longer wish, or be able, to make decisions for themselves.
There may come a time in your life when you are unable to manage your financial affairs or personal welfare, owing to some form of incapacity and you will need someone to act on your behalf.
Even when we are young, we can find ourselves incapacitated owing to illness or injury and it can be invaluable having a reliable person, who is able to manage your personal affairs and remove the anxiety of having unpaid bills, at a time when you most need peace of mind.
Similarly as we get older, the need for an attorney increases as we are more prone to illness and injury, and could at some stage lack the mental capacity to make decisions for ourselves. Remember, Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
By creating a Lasting Power of Attorney in advance ensures that if the worst were to happen, you can rest assured that both your financial affairs and personal welfare are in safe hands.
If you don’t have an LPA and you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself, unfortunately the only option is for the Court to appoint a Deputy which is far more costly and time consuming for all involved.
Our Lasting Power of Attorney costs only £99 (plus the Governments registration fee, if applicable)
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