Why grant a Power of Attorney?
Whilst a Will ensures your wishes are set out after your death, a Power of Attorney safe guards your welfare and financial wishes in life should you incur a period of incapacity. Cowan Douglas Law believes this is equally as important as making a Will.
A Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you to nominate a named person or persons to deal with your personal affairs, should you lose capacity for any reason. This could include a mental illness such as Dementia or Alzheimers, but also include situations where incapacity is short term, for example after an accident where hospital care is required.