Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney document allows someone else to make decisions for you or act on our behalf if you are no longer able or willing to make your own decisions. There are a wide variety of reasons to give someone power of attorney, such as temporary illness, declining health, etc.
One of the more common reasons to file for Power of Attorney is due to declining mental capacity, often caused by age-related conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Mental capacity refers to the ability to make or communicate specific decisions when they need to be made.
Some people may show inconsistent mental capacity, being able to make some decisions but not others, such as being decisive on what to have for lunch but failing to pick an insurance policy. If someone is having difficulties to communicate decisions, you should first try to overcome those difficulties and help them decide for themselves.
If you’d like to learn more about Power of Attorney, discuss whether it is right for you or apply, contact Knightsbridge Solicitors on 0115 824 1700 or fill out an online contact form today.