Monday 13 August 2012

Who Needs a Power of Attorney?

Power of Attorney Solicitor Hertford
Article by
Sharon Brown
Anyone who would like to have a say over what health care and/or treatment they receive in the future, or who has assets in their sole name should make a Power of Attorney.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA); one to cover health and welfare issues and one to cover your property and financial affairs.

Many people are not aware of what a Power of Attorney is and, even those that are often assume it is only elderly people or those suffering from illnesses such as dementia, who need to make an LPA.  This could not be further from the truth.

There are many health conditions that can leave you without sufficient mental capacity to manage your affairs.  Furthermore, you could be the victim of an accident at any time, regardless of how old you are.

In particular, if you are a sole trader and lost mental capacity, no-one would be able to run your business on your behalf.

If you are a single parent, no-one would be able to access your money to provide for your children.

If you are in a high-risk job (such as the fire service) or enjoy high-risk hobbies (such as extreme sports) you have likely been advised to make a Will, but a Power of Attorney is just as important.

For a free half an hour appointment to discuss your personal circumstances and why you should make a Power of Attorney, telephone me on 01992 422128 or email

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The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.


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  3. Well, it's really important. Indeed. My father was a fire fighter and he died while saving lives when I was ten or something. And he left only the Will. And my mother had really hard times trying to get her money without a Power of Attorney. Now, working at the lord of papers i know how important it is. I wish i knew it before

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