When a person does not make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and loses his or her mental capacity, a deputy has to be appointed to manage that person’s affairs. Significant problems can arise when the primary or sole breadwinner loses mental capacity suddenly, such as in a motor accident, or illness, or individuals suffer from special needs.
A lack of ability to:
A deputy is authorised by the Mental Capacity Court to manage your medical needs, personal welfare, and financial affairs. The deputy needs to be:
The deputy can be a trusted person, such as a family member or a friend.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) will supervise the deputy. This will ensure your interests are looked after properly. At I.R.B Law, we have particular expertise in this area of law. We will be able to assist you in obtaining the necessary Court orders.
Please get in touch with us for an initial consultation to better understand your situation and advise on potential next steps and likely costs involved. The first consultation is usually free of charge.
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