Power of Attorney

Drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney can be as valuable as making a Will. While a Will states what will happen to your estate after your death, a Lasting Power of Attorney document sets out your wishes relating to your personal welfare and finances while you are living, but only comes into effect if you become mentally incapacitated in the future.

Our depth of knowledge and many years’ experience in advising and assisting with the appointment of a Lasting Power of Attorney enables us to provide bespoke advice in an understanding and sensitive manner.

What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

It is a legal document that allows you to appoint an individual, for example a family member or close friend, to manage your personal care and finances in the event that you become mentally incapacitated in the future. It also allows you to clearly state your wishes, so that your appointed attorney can act on these on your behalf, making it a useful document to have should you suffer ill health.

Types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

• Property and Affairs LPA – covers any decision or activity relating to your personal finances, including paying bills or collecting benefits.

• Welfare LPA – covers any decision or activity relating to healthcare treatments or living arrangements.

Our specialist team is ready to assist you, whether you would like professional, tailored advice on drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney or would like to find out more. Please contact us on 0800 988 0777for more details.