We all know someone who, as a result of physical or mental illness finds managing their affairs difficult. If this worries you, you can prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney. This enables you to make the decision now as to who you would want to assist you or look after your affairs should something happy to you.
An LPA can offer you and your loved ones the security of knowing that there is someone with authority to deal with your finances in the future, without this your family could find it very difficult to simply pay your bills on your behalf.
If an LPA is not in place and you are not able to deal with your affairs someone must apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order which is a lengthily and costly process.
There are two types of LPAs, an LPA that relates to your property and finances and one that relates to your health and welfare.
Our team are happy to discuss your options and explain the LPA process and how they work. We are happy to meet with you at our office or come to your home or hospital