For many people, managing their own affairs as they get older can become difficult. You can take the worry away by appointing someone you trust to look after your affairs if there comes a time when you are mentally incapacitated.
This is a legal document which allows you to choose that person or persons you trust, to take on the responsibility of looking after both your financial and personal care affairs, should you lose your mental capacity at some point in the future.
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in place can significantly ease the burden on your family; it is the only way you can give someone permission to act on your behalf.
Losing your mental capacity unexpectedly as a result of an accident or illness without having an EPA in place could mean you become a Ward of Court, which can be a very time consuming, expensive and extremely stressful process for everyone involved.
You don’t have to be old to become mentally incapacitated; any one of us could fall ill or have an accident resulting in loss of mental capacity. Having an Enduring Power of Attorney in place allows you to take control; make your choices, as to who will look after your finances or your personal care if you are unable to do so for yourself at any time in your life.
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney can give peace of mind and direction to both you and your family, if ever you were to become mentally incapable of dealing with your affairs.
If this is something that is playing on your mind, call Maggie on 021 4863626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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