What is a lasting power of attorney?
A very important legal document that gives a person or people you know and trust the power to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf. There are two types of lasting powers of attorney; a lasting power of attorney for financial decisions involving your money and property and a lasting power of attorney for health and care decisions dealing with your health and care.
Why do I need both types of lasting powers of attorney?
Having a lasting power of Attorney for financial decisions and lasting power of attorney for health and care decisions, ensures that you have control now to appoint someone you know and trust to make decisions on your behalf, should you be unable to do so in the future due to having an accident, a heart attack, a stroke, dementia or other illness.