POWER OF ATTORNEY / COURT OF PROTECTION
Why should I consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney?
Due to advances in health and care, we are living longer than ever. Sadly, as we get older many of us have to cope with progressive illness, dementia or decreased mobility and so it is important to make plans for your later years to ensure your financial affairs are protected.
If you wish to appoint another person to look after your financial affairs, either now or in the future, then you can speak to JWK Solicitors who will draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney document for you.
This will give a nominated relative, friend or professional the ability to deal with all, or some, of your financial matters should it be required. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but it is always more cost-effective to prepare and plan for the future plus you’ll be in complete control over the decisions you make.
What is the Court of Protection?
If a person’s mental capacity has deteriorated to the point that they cannot sign a Lasting Power of Attorney, then you may need to make an application to the Court of Protection to get legal permission to look after that person’s finances.
How can JWK Solicitors help me?
We can give you high quality and professional advice on all matters relating to Lasting Power of Attorney and assist you when applying to the Court of Protection.
We can provide home visits to help make the process as easy as possible for you and we are directly available by telephone or email if you have any questions.
We offer a full range of legal services for mature clients including:
- Financial Planning
- Planning for care home fees
- Lifetime gifts and gifts into Trusts (including Family Trusts for asset protection)
- Advance decisions about medical treatment or Living Wills
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection applications
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