Court of Protection

Should a family member or friend not have made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney and are unable to do so now due to mental incapacity,  there is no authorised person able to access their bank accounts, pay any bills or even make enquiries on their behalf.

If that person then requires permanent residential care, no one can pay the care home fees nor sell any property to fund the payment of care.

The only way forward is for an application to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy.

The Deputy appointed can be a family member, friend or professional like a solicitor.  Oakwood Solicitors offer a professional deputyship service should this be required.

The application process can take between 6-8 months before the final order is made.

We Will:

  • Provide in-depth advice concerning the application process
  • Prepare all forms on behalf of the applicant
  • Request a medial report
  • Assess any entitlement to any reduction of the registration fee payable
  • Deal with all the formalities during the application process
  • Provide guidance to the Deputy appointed once the order has been received
  • offer you a fixed fee for all Court of Protection applications
  • Offer additional services for new & Existing deputies – link to page

Services offered to New & Existing Deputies and Attorneys

Oakwood Solicitors can assist new and existing Deputies and Attorneys (appointed under an existing Lasting power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney)

  • To make any further applications to the Court of Protection as follows
    • Appointment of additional Trustees
    • Inheritance tax planning
    • Gifts to family
    • Statutory Wills if there is no valid Will in place
  • To provide ongoing assistance with your Deputy and or Attorney Duties
    • Preparation and submission of your annual report to the Office of the Public Guardian
    • The sale of a property

WHAT TO DO NEXT

If you would like to enquire about any of our Wills and Probate services, call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email us at enquiries@oakwoodsolicitors.co.uk.

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