Nobody wants to think about what will happen if they become unable to make decisions themselves through illness, an accident or old age.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can make your affairs far easier to manage if you become unable to do so. It will remove the burden from your family and significantly reduce the stress and cost to your family at a very difficult time.
This deals with your property and other assets. You can restrict it so it’s only used if you lose mental capacity or you can apply it more widely. For example if you’re unwell, starting to struggle with mobility or are going abroad. It lets you choose how you’d like your finances and assets to be managed.
This deals with your healthcare and treatment.
Unlike the Property and Financial Affairs LPA, it can only be used if you become unable to make decisions yourself. You can choose to give your Attorney the authority to decide on the treatment and type of care you receive.