If some day you become unable to look after your own personal welfare, e.g. your healthcare and social needs, you will need Powers of Attorney in place stating who has the legal authority to act for you. For example, these people may make decisions about where you live, what you do on a daily basis, who cares for you and even down to what you wear, to name but a few. Perfect Wills & Estate Planners can help you ensure, that the people who do this, are the people who know and love you. The authorities would never have known the person you were before and therefore can’t possibly carry out what would have been your wishes.
A Case Study and Testimonial from one of our clients
Mr. Turner – Power of Attorney
Mr. Turner was getting on in years and though he was still mentally fit, he was getting frail and less interested in everyday decisions. He set up Powers of Attorney to appoint his two children to make decisions for his health and welfare and his property & finance, for if he lost his capacity. These were registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Two years later he was indeed incapacitated but fortunately his children didn’t have to go through the Court of Protection, which can take up to two years, cost thousands and have numerous visits in front of a judge. Nor did they have to account to the court for every penny and have his accounts audited each year, which can be costly. Mr. Turner did not have his finances frozen and his loved ones made decisions about his welfare instead of strangers.
“Hi Steve, just a note to say how glad and grateful we are that you managed to advise Dad to do his Powers of Attorney. If he hadn’t, we would have had loads of problems.”