A Stitch in Time
It could happen here!
You might think that the latest Netflix show "I Care a Lot" deals with a peculiarly American problem, but deputyship here in UK can be problematic too.
The Court of Protection has wide ranging powers and someone you don't know or don't trust can be appointed to look after your affairs.
See Government website for more info _ Deputies: make decisions for someone who lacks capacity - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
A power of attorney can prevent this.
It's simple, easy and cheap to prevent this.
A lasting power of attorney ensures that, if you lose capacity, your affairs are looked after by someone you've chosen, not someone selected by the courts..