You want to know that a loved one will be looked after properly if they cannot look after themselves.
If a loved one is suffering from a condition that means they are no longer able to look after themselves and they do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, you will need to apply for a Deputy Order from the Court of Protection to help you look after them and administer their affairs. Contact us to ensure you have a dedicated Court of Protection Expert to guide you through the process.
Why do I need a Deputy Order?
If you are trying to look after someone else's affairs, you need to ensure that both they and you are protected. A Deputy Order will give you the legal authority to look after and manage a loved one's financial affairs and sometimes their personal welfare too. Without a Deputy Order, you will be unable to protect a loved one's interests and there is a risk that you could find yourself in difficulties if you try to manage their affairs without having a Deputy Order.
Why make an application now?
A deputy application can often take several months to go through the Court. The sooner you act, the sooner you will be able to look after a loved one's affairs. Until it is granted, nothing can be done and quite often there are matters requiring urgent attention.