Lasting Power Of Attorney
Currently around 850,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia. So what happens if you get dementia, Alzheimer’s, or have a serious accident and lose capacity? You may think that your loved ones would be able to make decisions for you, but this is only possible with Lasting Powers of Attorney in place. Without these already in place, your loved ones would need to apply to the Court of Protection to be able to help you; this can be a very long and costly process.
These documents allow you to appoint someone that you trust to manage your affairs if and when you lose capacity. It’s up to you whether you register the documents now or at the time that you need them, so having the documents in place does not mean that you lose control.
Even if you are married, your spouse may not be able to make decisions on your behalf, or access your money (even if it is held in a joint account). We can help you to plan ahead so that you can be confident that the right people, who know, love and understand you, will be the ones looking after your needs when it matters most. And as always, we help you every step of the way.