Warners Offers Free Advice Session For Powers of Attorney
On Wednesday 20 November, Warners is helping to support Scotland’s first national Power of Attorney Day. Run by Health and Social Care Scotland, the day aims to promote awareness of what a Power of Attorney (PoA) is and the importance of having one in place, while helping people to get the advice and guidance that they need.
What is a Power of Attorney?
In simple terms, a PoA is a legal document that allows you to empower somebody – usually a close relative or friend – to deal with third parties and make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Once enacted, the PoA will allow the person you nominate to make decisions about important things like financial and healthcare matters.
You choose the person or people that you want to act for you and the powers that you want them to have.
Why is a Power of Attorney important?
Many people assume that if anything happens to them, such as an unexpected illness or serious accident, a spouse or grown-up child will automatically be able to make important decisions for them. This is not the case.
There must be a legal document, a PoA, in place appointing someone to act for you.
By having a PoA in place you can have confidence that your affairs will be well looked after if something unfortunate happens while helping to minimise anxiety for your loved ones at what will inevitably be a stressful time.
What is Warners doing for Power of Attorney Day?
On Wednesday 20 November, Warners will be offering a free drop-in service at our St Patrick Square office in Newington. Our friendly, expert Private Client team will be available allowing you to ask questions and get more detailed information about Powers of Attorney.
Just pop into out office on the day or for more information, call us today on 0131 662 4747.