Are your affairs in order?
A Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to manage your financial affairs on your behalf in the event you become unable to do so yourself.
By this appointment you will safeguard your assets for your benefit in the future if needed. If you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place and you become incapable to manage your own affairs, there is a costly and lengthy process by which a court can appoint someone for you. This can seriously deplete your assets and might not be what you would want .
A Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney allows you to appoint people you trust to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapable of doing so yourself. This could be in relation to medical treatment, who you see, or where you live. You might have made a living Will which provided for this, but if it was made before 2007 it might not still be valid and should be updated.
Some health authorities will also only accept living Wills that are less than 12 months old.
With something as important as your future health and welfare you want to make sure that it is the people you chose and trust that make the decisions for you if needed.
Hindle Campbell Law has over 35 years experience in these matters. In this ever changing complex economic climate we aim to help our clients by giving clear uncomplicated advice on all these topics.