Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a critical document to prepare to ensure that your legal, financial and health affairs are dealt with in the proper manner. The Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used when it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
If a situation arises where you become incapable of dealing with your own affairs, either mentally or physically, an attorney or attorneys will need to be appointed to administer your affairs. If you leave this until you become incapable of making your own decisions, the process through the Court of Protection is far more complex and expensive. It will involve a report to be provided by a doctor and the court may appoint a deputy to act for you.
It is therefore advisable to organise the execution of the Lasting Power of Attorney at a stage where you are fully capable. The process of preparing these important documents does not need to be an onerous one. We ensure our clients are treated individually with respect and sympathy when discussing your future wishes.