For most of us, the thought of taking time out from our busy lives to plan for the future is something we avoid. Planning for the future and facing our own mortality can feel uncomfortable. However 52% of the UK population know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia.
Losing capacity and in the case of dementia, you may find day to day tasks difficult to deal with, for example dealing with your finances and remembering appointments. Initially the symptoms may appear mild however as the condition progresses, it can be an extremely painful and emotional experience for all involved.
Therefore by having the conversation now and creating the legal documents to protect you in the future, you are empowering not only yourself but also your loved ones.
WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?
By creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s) you take away the confusion from your loved ones. You appoint the people you want to look after your day to day affairs should you not be in a position to do so yourself.
By creating a Will you can ensure your estate passes correctly to those you love and want to benefit. In addition you can incorporate any sentimental wishes and add messages for the people you are leaving behind.
PEACE OF MIND
Our clients often tell us how relieved they feel when the process of creating their Lasting Powers of Attorney and Will is completed.
The documents can be stored safely until such time they may be required. When and if the time arrives where the documents are required, everyone involved will clear of their roles. This will avoid conflict between family members and your wishes will be adhered to.