A lasting power of attorney is a legal document which gives someone the control to make decisions for you.
This someone is usually a relative or someone whom you trust completely.
There are two types of powers of attorney:
- Health & Welfare – the attorney would make decisions regarding your personal welfare such as medical care or moving into a care home
- Property & Financial affairs – the attorney would make decisions regarding your money and property such as paying bills, collecting your pension or selling your home
Having a lasting power of attorney in place may give you the peace of mind knowing that someone is always acting in your best interests.
For more information on Powers of Attorney, please contact us.