A Power of Attorney can give peace of mind
Lasting Power of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are used to ensure you maintain control of your financial and personal affairs. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney.
Health and Welfare- which gives your appointed attorneys control over housing and social service issues as well as medical decisions and treatment.
Property and Finances- this gives your appointed attorneys authority to deal with your property and finances involving accessing and operating your bank account, paying your bills, collecting income etc.
These documents enable you to choose who you want to look after your financial and property affairs. They can also detail your decisions about the type of medical treatment you want to receive if you fall ill. Your appointed attorneys should be people you trust as they will be acting on your behalf and with your best interest at heart.
Court of Protection
The Court of Protection in English law is a superior court intended to deal with matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It has jurisdiction over the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.
If you or a member of your family, through accident or illness, is unable to look after your or their legal and financial affairs and a Lasting Power of Attorney is not in place, then the Court will appoint a Deputy on your behalf. This could be a member of your family or someone you trust or even a Solicitor.
We help those people who have put themselves forward to act for a relative as Deputy. The obligations and demands that come with the role can be time consuming and stressful. We try our utmost to make this as painfree as possible.