If you are looking after someone who has lost the capacity to make his or her own decisions about their own care and treatment, but has not made a Power of Attorney then you will need to consider applying to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a Deputy under the Mental Capacity Act. This could be a family member, a close family friend, or another loved one. Once approved, you will be able to access that person’s finances in order to pay his or her expenses and invest resources for future financial stability.
We’ll confirm that you meet the legal requirements to apply for deputyship. We can make this application for you, ensuring an accurate application and optimum processing time. In most cases, you will not even need to attend the Court. We can also advise on other court of protection applications including obtaining permission for attorneys to make gifts, dealing with property sales, and making statutory Will applications.
We understand the sensitivity and pressure that often surrounds the circumstances calling for deputyship. Whether the strain is strictly financial or more personal, we take every step to guide you carefully through this legal area, so that whatever your circumstances, you have one less thing to worry about.
If you would like more information on the Court of Protection or Deputyship, call one of our Deputyship Solicitors on 01865 704 781, who will be able to offer you tailored advice on how to proceed.