Powers of attorney & deputyships

Everyone knows that they should have a will in order to provide for their family and friends after they die. But what happens if someone who is still alive is left unable to make decisions due to mental illness, physical infirmity or perhaps even an accident?

Everyone knows that they should have a will in order to provide for their family and friends after they die. But what happens if someone who is still alive is left unable to make decisions due to mental illness, physical infirmity or perhaps even an accident?

An important element of our work involves advice in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), which allow clients to appoint one or more persons to act on their behalf and manage their affairs (e.g. paying bills, fees for care, managing carers etc).

If you should find yourself in a situation where you have not made LPAs the only way to deal with your affairs would be through the Court of Protection. This process can be both costly and lengthy, leaving your family with the strain of being unable to deal with your assets or pay your bills. It also means a loss of control over who is appointed and how your affairs are administered.

Regardless of your age, status and size of your estate, we will be happy to discuss the most appropriate options and help you and your family achieve peace of mind for the future.

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