Court of Protection

Not everyone is happy to plan for the future and for some a Deputyship application to the Court of Protection maybe required.

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What is a Deputyship Application?

If someone has lost capacity and has not made a Lasting Power of Attorney, it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputy to be appointed.  This division of the Family court is there to provide protection for those who no longer have the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

What does a Deputy do?

The Deputy has many responsibilities and must make all decisions in the vulnerable person’s best interests. The Deputy can be a family member or friend or in some cases a professional.  Their ability to manage the assets will be limited to what the Court authorises can be done. 

It can be very time consuming and stressful and this comes at a time when there is also the need to care for the vulnerable person. 

How do I apply?

We can offer assistance in the application process and help with the implementation of the court order including the need to keep accounts and keep the money and property of the incapable person entirely separate from your own. 

In addition to the application for the appointment of a deputy, we can also help with the sale of the vulnerable person’s property, annual tax returns and in some cases an application for a Statutory Will.

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