Becoming a Deputy is a big step, if your application is successful you will be authorised by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone else.These decisions can be to do with that persons financial affairs and property, which could include paying their bills, managing investments and maybe even selling a property to pay for care. They could also deal with matters of Personal Welfare, including what care they receive, who it is delivered by and even where it is delivered. In either case you will be bound by the Mental Capacity Act of 2005 to act in the person’s best interests, and you will be accountable to the courts for the decisions that you make.
Sound’s daunting? As with most things it is not a scary as it first looks, as long as you get the application right in the first instance, being a court appointed deputy for a loved on is a very natural thing to do. That’s where we help, we will guide you through the application process, anticipating the questions that the Court of Protection may ask. We will complete the official paperwork and submit the application, all for a fixed fee that is set before we start work on your behalf.
It is time to stop worrying and take action. If you need help in this delicate area Will and Probate Services can help you, call us today or fill in the contact form now.