As you get older, it’s important to plan for the future.
There may come a time when you’re unable to look after your affairs, whether through mental incapacity or ill-health. There are a few things you can do to safeguard your interests in old age.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
These are essential to ensure your affairs remain in order, even if you’re unable to manage them yourself. The document appoints people you trust to look after your affairs if you no longer can. There are two options available to you:
- Property and affairs – appointing attorneys to make decisions about your bank accounts, investments, and any other property you own.
- Health and welfare – appointing Lasting Power of Attorney lawyers to make decisions about your health and welfare, such as where you wish to live and decisions about medical treatment.
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Court of Protection
If your friend or a loved one is suffering a loss of mental capacity and they have not made the appropriate Lasting Power of Attorney, you will need to apply to the Court of Protection to appoint someone to look after their affairs. In what is a stressful time, our team are on hand to help you with the application process and guide you every step of the way.
We can also help you with Ordinary Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Decisions, and Wills. If you would like assistance with any of the above, please contact us.
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