Here at J W Hughes & Co. we can provide expert advice in relation to the creation of a Lasting Power of Attorney. We appreciate that it can be difficult for an individual or their family members to plan for the future should the individual be rendered unable to make their own decisions.
By making a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can be certain that any decisions in relation to your finances and/or your health can be made by people you trust implicitly. An Attorney can be a family member, a friend or a professional person.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney available:
1. Financial Decisions: Your attorneys can make decisions about buying or selling property, paying bills, and investing money.
2. Health Decisions: Your attorneys can make decisions about your medical care, where you should reside, what activities you take part in, what you should eat, etc.
You can choose which decisions your attorneys can make on your behalf.
Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be registered if you are ‘mentally able’ to create one, but can come into effect before you are deemed to have lost mental capacity (if indeed you do so).
Please call us for further information or to arrange an appointment with our dedicated team.