Have you considered the consequences of not making a Lasting Power of Attorney? The NHS estimate that over 2,000,000 people lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves due to dementia, mental health difficulties, brain injuries or other illnesses that may occur even in the prime of life.
No one likes to think about losing the ability to manage their own affairs including handling bank or building society accounts, claiming benefits, looking after their tax affairs or transacting a house sale. For peace of mind you should consider making a lasting power of attorney today to nominate someone you trust to take important decisions on your behalf in the future. You cannot make a lasting power of attorney if you are already unable to make decisions for yourself. Did you know that even a joint building society or joint bank account may be frozen if ONE of the account holders lacks mental capacity and there is no lasting power of attorney in place?
Roberts and Smith has been helping clients for over 125 years. Our expertise covers a wide range of legal matters and our advice, especially if taken at an early stage, could save you untold time, trouble and money.
We offer a free first interview, just call us on the number at the top of this page to arrange an appointment, or call at our office in Nelson. For your added convenience we can also arrange home visits if required.