We all hope to live out our days in relative good health and independence, but if you should become incapable of managing your own affairs due to ill health, you need to ensure that you have appointed someone trustworthy to manage your affairs for you.
If you do not, it may be necessary to make costly and complicated applications to the Court of Protection to have the Court appoint someone on your behalf.
It is preferable that you decide who makes decisions for you if you are incapable of doing so yourself, and the mechanism to do this is called a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). There are 2 types of LPA, one for Property and Financial decisions and another for Health and Welfare.
You can download our Quick Guide to LPA’s HERE