ITV’s Kate Garraway should definitely have had a Power of Attorney

COVID hospitalisation risks financial ruin

ITV’s Kate Garraway has revealed she faces financial difficulties as her husband Derek is still battling the effects of coronavirus, which he contracted back in March, despite now testing negative for the illness.

And now, Kate has opened up on the struggles she has faced as she continues to parent their 14-year-old daughter Darcey and 11-year-old son Billy by herself.

While the 53-year-old has said she is coping well with family life it’s is the financial side that she is finding is becoming more of a problem as time goes on.

Kate has opened up about the issues she has found since Derek was taken ill, as it his name on the bills and on insurance policies, leaving Kate finding it hard to speak about them as she is not the named person.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Monday, Kate said: “One of the practical problems – which a lot of people would’ve experienced if they’ve got the absence of someone in their life – like many things the car is entirely in Derek’s name, the insurance is in Derek’s name, a lot of our bank accounts.

“There are a lot of financial goings that I’ve talked to you both about going on, which is making life very complicated because I can’t get access to things.”
Kate continued to reveal the problems she is facing: “Because legally I haven’t got power of attorney. And all this other stuff that goes on when you’re dealing with a situation where someone’s been sick for a long time.”

With a Power of Attorney of course this would have simply been avoided!

Source: Daily Record