If someone has lost capacity and has not been able to prepare for the future by making a Lasting Power of Attorney the Court of Protection has jurisdiction to appoint someone to act on their behalf.
We can assist with making applications to the court to have someone appointed as a deputy to look after another’s affairs. Applications are usually in relation to financial matters but on rare occasions a court will appoint a health and welfare deputy.
Once appointed deputies are obliged to submit reports each year to the court and we can assist with the preparation of those reports.
If there is no one suitable or able to be appointed as a deputy the partners of Churchers can apply to be appointed to look after the affairs of the person who lacks capacity. This can provide reassurance for those who don’t feel able to manage the affairs of another.
Care Fees and Local Authority Funding
An ever growing concern for clients is paying for care and interpreting the rules surrounding care fees and NHS funding.
We can provide assistance with interpreting these rules and help with completing financial assessments. We can also assist with any disputes you may have surrounding how a decision has been made about the costs of care.
If a client has lost capacity and hasn’t made a Will or a will is no longer up to date with their perceived wishes, an application can be made to the court of protection to make a Will on their behalf. We can assist with the making of such applications.
How else can we help?
We can assist with a wide range of other issues including:
I was really pleased with the personal focus we got when dealing with the probate of our mothers estate. Sympathetic, great clarity on what was needed and going to happen and very quick service. Thank you Churchers
Arnie Fawly, Ryde