Court of Protection
Court of Protection Solicitors in Scunthorpe
If an individual has lost capacity then someone may need to be appointed to manage their finances and sell their property or make decisions about their health and welfare. If have not already created a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring power of Attorney then an application will need to be the Court of Protection. BRR Law can make this application for a Deputy for you.
What is a Deputy
A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who has lost mental capacity.
Who can become a Deputy
Any person who is over the age of 18 years and meet the Court of Protections requirement e.g not bankrupt. Commonly a spouse, partner, child or children or other close relative will make the application.
When might a Deputyship Order be needed
People may lack mental capacity because, for example:
• they’ve had a serious brain injury or illness
• they have dementia
• they have severe learning disabilities
As a deputy, you’ll be authorised by the Court of Protection to make decisions on their behalf.
How to apply
A formal application will need to be made to the Court of Protection, which will include providing evidence that the individual does not have mental capacity. We can assist with all stages of the application process.
Find out more about the process involved by talking to one of our Wills and Probate team about Court of Protection, by giving them a call on 01724 854000 for a friendly chat on how we can help you.
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