Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney used to be called an Enduring Power of Attorney and basically does the same job. It allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make those decisions yourself.
The Power of Attorney needs to be made well in advance of the person becoming unable to make their own decisions.
The person or people you appoint to make decisions on your behalf become your “Attorney” and they can deal with healthcare providers, financials bodies (including banks) or any other relevant person or company that deals with your affairs.
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:
- Health and Care: you appoint a person or people to make decisions about your healthcare on your behalf. These decisions can relate to your daily routine (for example, what to eat, what to wear etc), medical care, moving to a care home etc and also decisions about life sustaining treatment;
- Financial: you appoint someone to make decisions about your money and property on your behalf. These decisions can relate to paying bills, collecting your benefits and pension, selling your home etc.
You may want to choose to make both types of Powers of Attorney so that all decisions will be covered, but you can also make one and not the other. We can discuss your options with you and advise you as to which type is better suited to your needs.
We will then prepare the paperwork for you, come to you for it to be signed and then register it on your behalf.
You can then be assured that if the worst happened and you were unable to make decisions for yourself, you and your family will be looked after. Dealing with these matters now will save you and your family a huge amount of stress in the future.
(Please note, if you have a business, this will need to be reflected in your Power of Attorney. We can also help you with this.)
Call us now on 0161 749 9000 or click here to request a call for a free, initial chat with one of friendly team. We can then arrange an appointment to come and see you at your home or workplace.