Sadly there are times in a person’s life when they are no longer able to deal with matters. If a person no longer has mental capacity this means that they need the help of and support of others to act on their behalf. Once it becomes apparent that someone will need help in managing their affairs, we will meet with those involved to discuss how we can help to make matters easier for you and your family.
If there is no Lasting Power of Attorney in place then an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection for a Deputy to be appointed. If the Court is satisfied with the contents of the application it will make an order appointing a Deputy who then becomes responsible for the management of the incapacitated person’s financial affairs subject to the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
We offer the following advice and services:
- Statutory Wills;
- Application to the Court of Protection and Deputyship;
- Advice to Deputies;
- Advising the elderly and vulnerable clients;
- Court of Protection issues including guidance should there be a dispute between family members or the possibility of any financial abuse.
To discuss matters further as to how we can help you please contact Sean Dyer, Matthew Raggett or Lucy Higgon.