39% of us have made a Will whilst only 7% of us have made a Lasting Power of Attorney (Solicitors for the Elderly White Paper 2015 statistic)
We are more prepared for death than Life. The majority of people have planned what they would like to happen after death, whilst leaving crucial plans for later life to chance.
Now is an important time to be making your Lasting Power of Attorney. It is vital that you appoint someone you trust to deal with your property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare when you are unable to.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney is an essential legal document allowing you to choose one or more persons to deal with your affairs (these people will be your Attorneys). This can be for your Property and Financial Affairs and/or for your Health and Welfare. Once you have appointed your Attorney(s) they will be able to make important decisions on your behalf i.e. paying bills, managing your property and bank accounts, care plans, medical treatment, end of life wishes etc. All of which, you do not want to be leaving in the hands of a stranger.
It is important to get expert advice from a Solicitor when making a Lasting Power of Attorney. Here at Acorn Solicitors this is one of the areas we specialise in and would be delighted to help you with. We are members of Solicitors for the Elderly so we really understand your needs.
Having your wishes put down in a legal document will give you and your family peace of mind for the future.
We offer a free half hour initial consultation so do not hesitate to get in contact with us today!
Don’t leave your affairs in the hands of a stranger.