Court of Protection
The Court of Protection helps with people who might be lacking the mental capacity to manage affairs or make their own decisions. It can appoint someone to help.
Applications to the Court of Protection
It is sometimes necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for an Order relating to someone’s affairs when that person is unable to manage these for themselves. You will be required to submit a few forms and likely provide a doctor’s certificate.
The court will then be able to give the power to make decisions to someone who can manage their affairs and make decisions relating to issues around finance and health – usually a relative or close friend. They will become the ‘Deputy’.
We specialise in Court of Protection applications and our solicitors would be happy to complete the paperwork for you to ensure it is fully compliant.
What is the difference between Court of Protection and Lasting Power of Attorney?
Lasting powers of attorney (LPA) can be made at anytime, assuming you are of sound mental capacity, this is when you can choose who will manage your property, financial affairs and welfare when the time comes.
If someone has lost their mental capacity and they don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint someone to act as a ‘deputy’. If successful they will receive an order telling them what they can and can’t do.
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