Most Common Benefits of having a Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where the donor (the person who gets the LPA) appoints a single attorney or more to make decisions on their behalf when and if the donor loses mental capacity. These decisions can be related to the health and welfare of the donor or these decisions can be under the category of financial decisions such as buying and selling of property.
The fact is, an LPA can be used both when you HAVE the mental capacity and no longer wish to make the decisions for yourself, or you no longer have the mental capacity to do so. Most people know someone they trust enough to make these decisions but may not be familiar with the benefits an LPA offers.
Relieve Family from Pressure
Getting an LPA can help you relieve pressure from your family or friend. When you suddenly lose your mental capacity, someone from your family might have to take your decisions for you. That person might have a doubt that they are not doing what you would have wished. If you get an LPA, the person will be at peace, knowing they are following your instructions.
You Do Not have to Struggle to Make Decisions
At some point in life, you might have problems in dealing with the important decisions of your life. You might struggle with dealing with legal or financial decisions. There is always a chance that you are challenged by a mental or physical problem. In this case, an LPA can help you greatly.
Choose Trustworthy People
You can choose the person or persons you trust the most. This is one of the biggest benefits of an LPA. You can choose anyone over the age of 18 years. Hence, you do not have to rely on someone you do not trust.
Right Decisions are made in Your Absence
You can be sure that the right decisions are to be taken behind your back. When you choose a person whom you trust, they will make decisions according to your wish.
For any additional information contact The Will Associates today by calling us on 0800 9500 700 to arrange a free, no obligation consultation at a time convenient to you and your loved ones, in the comfort of your own home.