If you lose your faculties (physical or mental) those closest to you (including your spouse, civil partner, partner, children) will need to make an application to the courts to look after your affairs and make decisions on your behalf. This is expensive, stressful and time consuming, and one to be avoided at all costs.
Top Tip - Arrange a Lasting power of Attorney (LPA) now whilst you are well, as none of us know what lies ahead. None of us plan to be ill or have an accident!
A registered LPA will prevent your families requirement to go to the Court, so if you do lose your faculties at any point in the future you are covered. No courts, no hassle, no expensive court fees, and immediate protection.
The chart shown details the steps your nearest and dearest WILL have to take with the courts if you lose your faculties and haven't arranged a Lasting Power of Attorney