What is a Lasting Power of Attorney and why should I make one?
Lasting Powers of Attorney used to be known as an Enduring Power of Attorney.
These are documents that allow you to legally name a trusted person that you appoint to make decisions to act on your behalf only when you are unable to do so at any time in the future.
A time can come very quickly where any of us are unable to make decisions for ourself or our finances and this could be due to illness, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, any mental health issues, medical treatment or a number of other illnesses or disabilities.
By making a Lasting Power of Attorney it means that in the event of you not being able to make decisions, the person you appoint that you know you can trust will be able to make decisions on your behalf.