Get a Lasting Power of Attorney in Manchester
Although we all like to think that we will have the mental capacity to be able to make the best decisions for ourselves and our finances, there are certain situations where this may not be possible. If you get a lasting power of attorney in Manchester with The Will Associates, you can choose someone to make decisions for you, if you become incapable of doing so yourself. The decisions they make can be to do with Financial and Health & Welfare. Choosing someone you trust to do this that has your best interests at heart will mean that your wishes can be met, even when you are not sure what they are you any longer.
Certain health problems can cause the brain to deteriorate and although you may have a will in place, what happens to you when you are still alive could be put in the hands of people that don’t know you at all. This could be social services, doctors or even family members you have become estranged from. They may think they are doing what is best for you, but you can ensure that someone who knows you well, even if they are not a member of your family, could make decisions on your behalf.
When you get a Lasting Power of Attorney in Manchester you are classed as the donor, but you can only do so while you are still of sound mind. After a stroke, illness or accident being unable to tell people your wishes can be frustrating. Over time, changes in circumstances could necessitate a change in procedure, which is something someone who knows you well will be able to adapt to.
By planning in advance, you could make sure that you don’t end up in a situation where you are subject to what another person feels is best for you. You will not lose any power while you are still able to make decisions. However if the time comes where you cannot make you own decision, you have appointed a loved one and/or a trusted person to do what they feel is right.
Before any decisions can be made your Lasting Power of Attorney must first be registered with the Office of Public Guardian. Any attorneys that are appointed to deal with the power of attorney must do so in your best interests and ensure that these are your wishes and not those of people that are looking for financial gain. This includes people that are taking advantage of your mental state, which is why it’s a better idea to get a Lasting Powers of Attorney in Manchester with The Will Associates while you have the ability to state your wishes.
No one knows what the future will hold, but you can plan for it in advance when you get a Lasting Powers of Attorney in Manchester with The Will Associates, to appoint someone you trust to make your wishes known, should you be unable to. This can also avoid you signing forms or giving money away that you have spent years saving due to reduced mental capacity as your appointee will be able to keep you safe from signing legal documents you may regret signing later.
If you need a Lasting Power of Attorney in Manchester then The Will Associates can help you. Call us today on 0800 9500 700 for a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our highly-trained consultants in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient for you.