Ensuring the over 70s are protected financially

Are you over 70? Do you have a close relative or friend over 70? As you get older you need peace of mind. You need to ensure that you have something in place in case you have a spell in hospital, become ill, or start to have seeing or hearing difficulties.

Often relatives want to help out but find they are unable to do so because banks, building societies and utility companies will only communicate with the person in whose name the account is.

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to nominate a close relative or friend to deal with your finances and pay your bills if your circumstances change and you cannot manage on your own.

We recommend that anybody over the age of 70 has a Lasting Power of Attorney in place for finances so that their chosen attorneys can ensure that bills are paid and finances dealt with.

For more information, please contact Emsleys' Wills & Probate team on 0113 201 4900 or email wills.probate@emsleys.co.uk.

Helen Gott

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Helen Gott

Director & Head of Wills & Probate

Helen is a solicitor, Director and Head of the Wills & Probate department at Emsleys Solicitors. Since qualifying in 2010, Helen has specialised exclusively in the area of Wills & Probate and is described as "very knowledgeable" in The Legal 500 2018-19. Helen is an expert in wills,...

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