Lasting Powers of Attorney
Financial or Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney allow an appointed attorney control of your affairs when it is difficult for you to do so or if mentally you are unable to do so yourself.
People who make Wills know that, unfortunately, they will always come into effect eventually – after all death is one of the few certainties. We all hope however that we will retain our physical and mental abilities throughout our lives and will not need assistance, while we are alive, to look after ourselves.
Unfortunately, for a large number of people, this is not the case. Disability can strike at any time and this can be very sudden, for example through a stroke or a heart attack. We can suddenly be left unable to look after our financial and legal affairs and this is where the concept of a Power of Attorney can help greatly.
This informative video from Age UK explains the current law regarding decisions made for you by your loved ones in the event you are unable to make those decisions yourself. We also have a helpful article here at Sussex Will Writers debunking the most common Myths about lasting powers of attorney.
Setting up LPA (and the separate Business Powers of Attorney, for those who own and run a business) can be a complicated and time consuming process. Sussex Will Writers have many years experience in assisting our clients in Worthing and surrounding areas in Sussex with making applications for Lasting Powers of Attorney.
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