Lasting Power of attorney
What is Lasting Power of Attorney and why is it important?
Many people acknowledge the importance of organising their affairs in the event of their death by making a Will. However, many fail to make similar provisions to organise their affairs should they become unable to look after themselves during their lifetime through illness or accident.
Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 individuals can now draw up a legal document in England and Wales called a Lasting Power of Attorney. This is a document that enables individuals to appoint a person to look after their affairs in the event of mental and/or physical incapacity whilst they are alive, perhaps due to infirmity in old age, illness or accident.
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