As you grow older you may worry about what will happen to your personal and financial affairs and who will manage them if you become ill or have to go into hospital or a nursing home. There are various ways in which relatives and friends can be appointed to manage your affairs.
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney; one which deals with your property and financial affairs and one which enables other people to make decisions about your health and welfare.
It may be hard to imagine a time in the future when you may be unable to make a decision about your finances or healthcare, however, Lasting Power of Attorneys can prove invaluable should this happen and can give you peace of mind and greatly needed assistance when you need it.
We can guide you through the process of setting up one or both of these documents in which you will specify an attorney to act on your wishes and requests.
Court of Protection
If an individual becomes mentally incapable of managing their own affairs, and they have not previously appointed an attorney under a Power of Attorney, an application will have to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint such a representative. In these circumstances we can assist with your application and help ensure it is promptly processed to enable you to take over the management of the individual’s affairs with the minimum of delay.
Speak to one of the friendly members of our team who will give you the guidance you need to make an application to the Court of Protection.
A Living will, also known as an advance directive, is a written document setting out the circumstances under which you would not want to receive life-prolonging medical treatment if you become seriously ill in the future and were incapable of making your own health care decisions.
Forward planning like this can help to ensure that, should you become seriously ill in the future then, your wishes with regard to medical assistance will be apparent to those administering treatment. Save your family from making those heart wrenching decisions and contact us today on 0114 296 5444 or get in touch via the contact form on this page.