At Scotts Wright, we understand that, as people become older, they may have difficulty in handling their own affairs. You can appoint someone to handle them for you through a Lasting Power of Attorney. This can deal with your finances and also your personal affairs.
These used to be known as Enduring Powers of Attorney.
At a time which is often stressful for friends, carers and family members, a lasting power of attorney can help ease the burden of legal responsibility. In many cases, individuals feel they would like to set this in motion themselves, and appoint a solicitor to act on their behalf, rather than relying upon a friend or family member to make legal decisions for them, if they become unable.
It may be a good idea to discuss a Lasting Power of Attorney if you are concerned about your own – or a family member’s – ability to make decisions now or in the near or not-so-distant future.
Scotts Wright Solicitors will be able to provide you with a quick appraisal of the legalities involved, and give you the information you require to make an informed choice about your legal options in this regard.
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