Where an individual loses capacity it is essential that somebody is appointed to look after their affairs in relation to both finances and welfare. The ideal situation is to ensure that a Lasting Power of Attorney is put in place before this situation arises but this is not always possible.
Where an individual does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, it is then necessary for somebody to step forward to offer their services to be appointed by the Court. In this situation they are known as a Deputy rather than an Attorney.
The Court of Protection application process is particularly laborious and time consuming and requires a lot of attention to detail. Our Private Client team here at Butcher & Barlow has the experience to guide you through the process of making this application at a difficult time when one of your loved ones has lost capacity and may well be residing in care. It is essential that as much information is provided to the Court as possible to demonstrate that the Deputy is the most appropriate person act on behalf of the person who no longer has capacity and we are able to assist in putting such measures in place.
Please contact one of our team listed below at your local office in order to arrange an appointment to discuss matters further.