powers of attorney
Loss of mobility of illness can make it difficult to manage your affairs...
Even when we are young, we can find ourselves incapacitated owing to illness or injury and it can be invaluable having a reliable person, who is able to manage your personal affairs and remove the anxiety of having unpaid bills, at a time when you most need peace of mind.
Similarly, as we get older, the need for an attorney increases as we are more prone to illness and injuries.
The prospect of unpaid bills can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety and delay someone's recovery
Even the young can encounter problems due to accident or illness
An elderly relative losing capacity is difficult enough for loved ones to deal with, without the added worry that finances are becoming muddled
Having someone you know and trust and more importantly understands you, to manage your affairs, is far preferable than a court official
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a particularly important document which unfortunately is unheard of by many. A LPA allows you to appoint someone you trust who can take control of your financial affairs or personal welfare if you were to become incapable of doing so yourself. Creating a Power of Attorney in advance ensures that, if the worst were to happen, you can rest be assured that both your financial affairs and personal welfare are in safe hands.