There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:-
- Property and financial affairs (allowing your attorney(s) to make decisions about paying bills, dealing with the bank, collecting benefits, selling your house etc), and
- Health and welfare (allowing your attorney(s) to make decisions on treatment, care, medication, where you live etc).
If you lose mental capacity at some point (for whatever reason) and you have not completed a Lasting Power of Attorney, other people may need to apply to the Court of Protection to be able to make any decision on your behalf. This can be costly, and can be demanding and stressful for your relatives, friends and carers.
If you would like further information concerning Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact us.