You may be concerned over a family member’s ability to manage their own affairs and whether they can make Lasting Powers of Attorney, in which case please contact us to discuss matters. It is important that someone intending to make a Lasting Power of Attorney has the necessary mental capacity and fully understands the effect of appointing someone as their attorney, and the authority they will have over their affairs. It is not the case that someone who has been diagnosed with dementia or is suffering from memory loss for example, will automatically be unable to make Lasting Powers of Attorney. We can help you and them through the process. Whitehead Monckton are extremely experienced in assessing capacity to make Wills and LPAs, and if necessary we can instruct medical experts to provide a formal mental capacity assessment, to ensure the validity of the documents.
If you have concerns over someone’s ability to manage their own affairs or make their own decisions, then please contact us as soon as possible.
If they do not have the mental capacity to make an LPA, then we can discuss the appointment of a deputy to manage their affairs on their behalf. Click here for more information.