As people get older they begin to worry about how they will be able to manage their affairs when it becomes difficult for them to get around or if they are becoming forgetful or confused. Increasingly banks, insurance companies and even service providers are refusing to talk to family members unless they have a Power of Attorney.
A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to plan in advance and appoint someone you trust to act on your behalf should this prove necessary, whilst at the same time giving you long term protection. It gives others the authority to make decisions for you when you no longer wish to do so or if you lack mental capacity. This could be due to injury, a physical disorder or a condition which affects the working of your mind.
You can choose to give your Attorney the power to deal with your property and financial affairs, including dealing with your bank accounts and investments and buying and selling property. You can also give the same or different people the power to make social decisions for you when you have lost the ability to make those decisions yourself. This may include decisions as to where you live, medical treatment and your day to day care. You can also choose whether or not to allow them to make life sustaining decisions on your behalf.
Out team is sympathetic and understanding but also extremely experienced and can give practical advice at what can be a very difficult time for you and your family.