It can be hard finding time, and money, to think about sorting out the legal side of things. However, in the longer term you might save yourself a lot of worry if you sort legal and financial matters out in advance:
- You, and the person you care for, may want to write a will to make sure you have your say about who gets what after you die.
- As a carer you might be worried about managing the affairs of the person you care for. Find out more about Lasting Power of Attorney and becoming a deputy.
- There are a variety of ways you can help someone else manage their money
- If you care for someone with dementia the legal guide to dealing with dementia, from Wright Hassell, could really help.
Remember, carers' rights are protected in law. Find out more about all the laws that might help protect you: carers and the law.
Next update due: June 2017