Gales Solicitors Partner Matthew Moore is urging families to consider a lasting Power of Attorney to provide peace of mind.
Matthew commented, “It is a common misconception that a Lasting Power of Attorney is for the elderly or those who have lost capacity. However, it can provide peace of mind should you face an unexpected crisis at any age.”
One recent tragedy illustrates how important this issue is. TV Presenter Kate Garraway has shared regular updates with the public about her husband Derek Draper’s journey since he contracted Covid-19 in March 2020. Last month, the documentary ‘Finding Derek’ aired, detailing how the family coped as Kate’s husband recovered from the effects of the virus. In the programme, Kate opened up about the financial impact of Derek’s illness and hospitalisation and the “financial mess” she found herself in. During the first few weeks of the illness, Derek had to be put into a medically induced coma and Kate was surprised to learn that she was unable to access Derek’s bank accounts or raise funds by refinancing their home.
Matthew concluded, “We would urge anyone interested in discussing a Lasting Power of Attorney or Wills & Probate to get in touch with our team here at Gales. Tel. 01202 512227 e: firstname.lastname@example.org“
About Gales Solicitors
Gales Solicitors was established in 1948 by John Gale and has been providing excellent legal advice to the residents of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas for over 70 years.
Now located on Winton High Street and in Tuckton, Gales Solicitors continue to deliver a professional service from a local base. Offering legal services to both individuals and business clients, the firm prides itself on offering expert advice with a friendly face. Meet the team, visit us at www.gales-solicitors.co.uk