Power of Attorney
Many people believe that they will be able to take care of their own affairs for years to come. However, something as simple as an accident or illness could leave you in a position where you are no longer able to do this. For instance, if you are mentally incapacitated and cannot conduct your own affairs, the responsibility would not automatically be given to your next of kin or a member of the family. This is where a Lasting Power of Attorney can prove invaluable, at any age and stage of life.
This is a legal document that allows you to name someone that you trust to take over your affairs in the event that you are no longer in a position to do so yourself. When you put a Power of Attorney into place, you can benefit from far greater peace of mind in the knowledge that if something unexpected does occur, you have appointed a trusted person to take care of everything for you. Without this document, your family members would be left to go through a stressful and time consuming process. This is because they would then have to apply to the Court of Protection in order to be granted control of your affairs.
When it comes to Lasting Power of Attorney, there are two different types that are in use. One is an LPA for Property and Financial Affairs while the other is an LPA relating to health and care decisions. In order for the document to be valid and legally binding, it must be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian.
No matter what type of LPA you are interested in arranging, it is vital to have the proper legal advice and support. You can contact us today and speak to one of our experts in order to discuss this matter further. Our team of experts can help with both types of LPA, which means that you can benefit from total peace of mind when it comes to the future.