If you or a loved one are longer able to make decisions about finances, health or well-being, the family may apply to the Court of Protection.
This court specifically deals with those who are unable to make decisions themselves, and who have not elected powers of a attorney. In cases where the powers of attorney can no longer perform their role, the family may also apply to the court of protection.
The court’s job is to decide who is the right person to help manage you or your loved ones affairs – usually financial.
The court can also transfer these rights between relatives. For example, the court can transfer the rights of property or finance from an elderly person to one of their children, or another trusted family member.
Some areas of personal finance which can be transferred:
- Responsible management of a bank accounts
- Payment of accounts and mortgages
- Calculating and managing taxes
There are several reasons why a person may no longer be in a position to take responsible care of themselves or their finances.
Such reasons include, but are not limited to:
- Old age
- Mental incapacity
Naturally, these sorts of matters are sensitive and must be approached with due care. So, if you have a family member who lacks the capacity to make financial decisions you could apply to the Court of Protection in order to manage their financial needs for the future.
Applying to the Court of Protection is quite a long process which sometimes demands ongoing legal expertise. That’s where we come in. At Temperley Taylor, our expert solicitors are here to help and guide you going forward. We’ll deal with your matter in a compassionate and professional manner to get the best outcome for you and your family member. Contact our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office, 01706 623 511. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry and we’ll get back to you.
How to apply to the Court of Protection
If your loved one can no longer look after their best interests, you may apply to be a deputy. This could mean that you, or another family member, could get control over some, or all, of their assets. This may also be a means to better look after their health and welfare. Having legal rights transferred to you will put you in a better position to manage the personal and financial wellbeing of your loved one – including ongoing medical care.
At Temperley Taylor, our aim is to get the best outcome for you and your family. We can help with all manner of Court of Protection duties, including:
- Acting as deputy if there is no-one else suitable
- Helping to obtain medical evidence
- Liaising with the court
- Assisting with annual court reports
- Guiding clients on finances and accounts
We appreciate how sensitive this branch of law can be and how complex making an application to the Court of Protection can become. That’s why our specialist solicitors are on hand to provide you with expert legal advice and help you get the best results for all parties concerned.
Our solicitors recognise the sensitive nature of this area of law and aim to achieve the most beneficial results for everyone involved. Making an application can be complex, so seeking advice from an experienced solicitor will save you time and reduce stress.
Speak to our team today
If you would like to talk to a Court of Protection solicitor, contact us today at our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511.
We can also help clients in Manchester and the surrounding area including Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and one of our solicitors will get back to you.