Granting power of attorney - we will advise you on how, when and why
When somebody is unable – whether physically or mentally - to make their own decisions, having someone they trust with power of attorney can make a world of difference. Burley’s highly recommend establishing this legal agreement for the welfare of our clients.
By granting somebody power of attorney, you hand over to them the legal power to act on your behalf and handle your affairs if you become incapable of making your own decisions. It’s not a nice situation to anticipate, but it could prove vital for your welfare in time.
Many people hope that their closest family members will be able to make decisions about how they are cared for, and how their finances are managed when they are elderly. But without a lasting power of attorney (LPA), this may not be possible.
Without an LPA, the Court may appoint a receiver who will be able to make decisions about your affairs on your behalf. Family members may apply to be a receiver, but this can be costly and take time.
Burley’s can give guidance on establishing a power of attorney. This will give you the peace of mind that if you become unable to make decisions – be it through old age or severe illness such as dementia - your affairs will be handled by somebody you trust, who will prioritise your comfort and welfare.