EVERYONE should have a Power of Attorney regardless or age. Stroke, accident, crash, dementia... if you lose capacity you can't inherit, access bank accounts, manage bills or other affairs!

Accidents, car crashes, sporting injuries and strokes are among the least expected causes of incapacity, and if you lose capacity, bank accounts (even joint ones) are likely to be frozen. And you can't receive any inheritance either.

With LPA’s your health & finances will be safe in the hands of someone you trust, and health decisions [even whether to stop feeding you if you are in a vegetative state] can be taken by your loved ones.

Without an LPA your loved ones will need an expensive Court Order to act on your behalf, which is time-consuming, expensive and stressful.

Matters to consider:

  • Do you want your family to assist you rather than a court?
  • Do you want to decide who looks after your affairs rather than someone you’ve never met?

Without an LPA, if you lose the ability to make your own decisions then all your assets, including any joint accounts, could be frozen.

Did you know...

You can also give your health and welfare attorney the power to accept or refuse life-sustaining treatment on your behalf?

You can also make a Power of Attorney for a business so that the business can continue to function, pay bills and receive income.

Watch the video to see more from Dominic Littlewood ['Fake Britain' presenter] on LPA importance.