If you don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place it may be hard for your loved ones to know what to do if something happens to you, or you lose capacity.
Without knowing your wishes, they may find it difficult to manage your affairs and property, and they might not know what medical treatment you do or don’t want.
They might have to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order so that they can take charge of your finances and make decisions on your behalf about the care you receive.
This can be expensive and time-consuming, and everyone might not agree about who should have control and what decisions should be made.
By making an LPA now, you can prepare for the future and make sure your wishes are respected.