Lasting Power of Attorney
Have you considered what could happen if you became incapable of making decisions for yourself because of illness such as stroke, an accident causing a coma or old age and alzheimers? If you have not created a Lasting Power of Attorney then your Family will have to apply to the Court of Protection to be able to make decisions on your behalf. This can be very expensive as well as demanding and stressful for family, friends or carers.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney
Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney
If ever you lost mental capacity, your bank accounts could be frozen, any investments could not be managed and your property could not be sold.
With your registered Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney, your attorney(s) can make decisions about
Will Makers of Sheffield Ltd. will help you make one of the most important documents you will ever need.
Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
If ever you lost mental capacity you would loose the ability to make decisions about your own health and welfare. With a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney you can legally choose one or more people to make decisions for you regarding your health and welfare.
You can also give your attorney(s) power to make decisions about “life sustaining treatment” for you.
You may want to give your attorney’s power to make day-to-day decisions such as:
If you would like any more information on the benefit of making a Lasting Power of Attorney please contact us at Will Makers of Sheffield Ltd.