Lasting Powers of Attorney
In the UK people are living longer. There are now nearly 14.5 million people in the UK aged 60 and above and over 1.4 million people are aged 85 or over*.
With people living longer this means that they may come to a point where they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves or manage their own affairs or no longer wish to. This is where a Power of Attorney can become helpful to family members and peace of mind for the person making the Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint somebody to look after your property and finances should you for any reason become unable to manage them yourself (or if you would simply like someone else to take over).
A Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf about your personal welfare and healthcare including whether to give or refuse consent to medical treatment on your behalf and deciding where you live once you lack capacity.
Our Firm will give personal and friendly advice when it comes to preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and the powers which come with such a document.
*Mid-2012 Population Estimates UK Office for National Statistics, 2013