If you are concerned that a family member or friend has lost the capacity to be able to manage their own affairs, and there is no valid Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney, then an application to the Court of Protection may have to be considered to appoint a Deputy.
You can apply to be appointed Deputy for both Property & Financial matters, and/or Personal Welfare. This might happen for example if an elderly relative has gone into a care home and has not previously made a Power of Attorney appointing someone to be able to deal with the sale of their property.
What is Deputyship?
A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection (COP) to manage a person’s property and financial affairs if they lack mental capacity. This includes managing their savings, pensions, any other income, and assets such as property. Deputyships are normally applied for if a LPA was not registered beforehand. An application to be granted can take anywhere between 4 to 6 months.
To find out how we can support you and your family, contact our Court of Protection team today.
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