If a loved one has lost the capacity to manage their own finances and has not left a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in place, Garratts solicitors can help.
The Court of Protection exists to aid those who are no long mentally capable of making their own legal decisions. The court either makes decisions on behalf of the individual, or gives powers to a close friends or family member (known as a deputy) to make choices about finances, property, health care and general welfare.
Fast Guidance Through the Court of Protection
We can assist with the minefield of forms to help you secure an Order from the Court of Protection as quickly as possible. We can also help you with the sale of any property and completion of annual accounts.
It is vital that Court of Protection and Deputyship forms are filled in correctly, and that a doctors’ certificate is provided so decisions can be made quickly. They can also be difficult to navigate, but our expertise can help you fill them quickly and accurately.
We can also help with urgent applications to the Court of Protection. An urgent application differs from a standard application, and our experts will guide you through the process with speed.
If complicated decisions are to be made, our Court of Protection team can also act as a deputy to an individual.
Deputyship Expertise at Garratts
Our expert solicitors can also assist with applications for Statutory Wills and applications within existing Deputyship proceedings.