No one knows what their future holds but sadly, a large proportion of us will experience problems with our capacity to make both major and day-to-day decisions.
There are a variety of causes of mental capacity issues, commonly resulting from diseases such as dementia, alzheimer’s or stroke. By preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney while you have full capacity to do so, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your family or friends will have the power to look after you when you need their help most.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney and you can prepare one or both of them:
- Property and Financial Affairs;
- Health and Welfare Decisions.
By making a Lasting Power of Attorney you are giving one or more trusted friend or relative extensive powers over your property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare decisions. It’s therefore important that you take legal advice to ensure that you understand the full implications of taking this step so that you can make informed decision about what is best for you.
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