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Appointing someone you trust to make important decisions on your behalf can give you peace of mind in an uncertain world. We can help you make that step to safeguard your future.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust, to make decisions about your health care or finances if you become unable to make those decisions yourself.
Setting up an LPA gives you the peace of mind that should something happen in the future, your interests will be in the hands of someone you trust.
There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf. It could just be temporary: for example, if you are in hospital and need help with everyday things such as making sure that bills are paid. Or you may need to make more long-term plans if, for example, you have been diagnosed with dementia or another condition that may affect your ability to make your own decisions.
However, an LPA is a very powerful legal document and not to be taken lightly. You must be certain about who you choose as your attorney(s) and the power you give them.
We can help guide you through the process and ensure it is completed and registered correctly.
To find out more or arrange a free initial consultation please contact our team.
A living will is a formal document which sets out your wishes in advance of what kind of medical treatment you would like and what medical care you would refuse should you be unable to communicate those wishes at the time.
Living wills can be tailored to specific medical treatments which you may or may not wish to have, for example, artificial breathing or feeding. They are however, limited to only your medical treatment – it does not deal with your property or funeral requests, which are dealt with by way of a Will.
Living Wills are commonly made by people with a terminal illness, but can be made by any adult at any stage of life, provided that they have mental capacity at the time the document is signed.
You are able to set up a living Will regardless of whether you are in long-term care or living independently and it gives you the ability to appoint a relative or friend who can make vital decisions regarding your treatment should the need arise.
If you would like to speak about a Power of Attorney or a Living Will please contact one of our team.