None of us initially know if we will lose mental capacity. It can happen for many reasons, including the result of an illness such as Alzheimers disease or a stroke or even due to an accident.
If you do lose your mental capacity no one can automatically decide who will handle your affairs, not even your spouse or children.
A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to plan ahead for a time when you are no longer able or lack the mental capacity to take decisions yourself. The LPA gives you the opportunity to appoint one or more attorneys to make decisions on your behalf about your personal welfare, paying your bills, collecting your income and or selling your house.
There are two types of LPA: a Property and Financial Affairs and a Health and Wealth LPA.
Our team of experienced solicitors will happily advise you with any LPA matters.