Lasting Power of Attorney
and deputy orders
Although it is not something that people generally like to think about, have you ever considered what would happen if you lost physical or mental capacity or were no longer able to look after you own affairs?
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people (e.g. a family member and/or friends) as your attorneys to make decisions on your behalf if you can no longer do so. They can be appointed to help with financial decisions and also health and welfare decisions.
While you remain in good health you can continue to make your own decisions. However, if you were to become too ill to make your own decisions (or act upon them) you would have the assurance that your affairs were being looked after by people you know and trust.
Sadly, sometimes people are unable to make their own decisions due to their mental or physical disability and a Deputy needs to be appointed to look after their affairs on their behalf. Where an application needs to be made to the Court for a Deputy Order our specialist Solicitor Alistair will be pleased to assist.