When a member of your family has lost mental capacity, requires assistance in managing their financial or health affairs and they have not put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney, we can help.
When a person loses the capacity to manage their own affairs, which may be due to an accident or an illness such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and has not put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney, the Court of Protection will appoint a person, (usually a close family member or the local authorities social services) to act as the Deputy for that person.
The person whom the Court appoints is called the Deputy and is responsible for managing the property and finances of the person who has lost capacity. Anyone over 18 years old can be appointed as a Deputy but an application to the Court may be refused if they have a history of criminal convictions or bankruptcy. We work together with the Court of Protection and will help you to make your application and manage your role as a deputy.
£375+VAT fixed fee probate advice consultation
Due to the complex nature of applying to the Court of Protection, we highly recommend an initial consultation so we can understand all the facts and give you the best advice possible. The meeting will review your options, your next steps, the legal process and estimated timeframes and a full breakdown of potential legal costs (including our fees and/or any court fees).
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