What would happen to your assets and who would pay your bills if you were to lose mental capacity? Planning for the future is key to the advice and services we provide and Lasting Powers of Attorney are strongly recommended to all our clients.

 

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s) are the legal and recommended way to put in place suitable measures to protect your assets during your lifetime. In the event of the loss of mental capacity without adequate provision having been made, your affairs cannot be administered on your behalf and even assets in joint accounts may become locked until a costly and sometimes lengthy application to the Court of Protection for an Order can be made. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable in this problematic area, and are able to provide cost-effective solutions to you.

 

Court of Protection Assistance

Where adequate provision has not been made by way of Power of Attorney, and a person suffers from the onset of mental incapacity, it is likely that an application to the Court of Protection will be necessary.

The application will ask for a Court Order to be made authorising another person to deal with the incapacitated person’s property and financial affairs.

Our expert team can guide you through this difficult and lengthy process, and in many cases take on the role of ‘Deputy’ for our clients where they are unable to manage their affairs for themselves.

There may be other circumstances in which an application to the Court of Protection becomes necessary, including selling a property, making a Will on behalf of a person who lacks the mental capacity to do so, and the appointment of additional trustees. Our team of lawyers are able to assist you through these complex and difficult processes to achieve the objectives sought as soon as possible.

Speak to an expert...

To arrange an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss matters, please contact the head of our team Anne Caswell on 01977 703224

request a call back

Price Transparency

We are committed to transparency in our prices, for more details of our pricing structures, potential additional costs and disbursements

price transparency

Stuart Maher Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors
Operations Director and Solicitor
WR Solicitor & Director Jonathan Leach
Solicitor & Director
Solicitor & Director
Consultant Solicitor
Consultant Solicitor
Solicitor Danielle Wane
Senior Associate Solicitor
vina madhavji profile
Solicitor-Advocate - Associate Solicitor
Emma Walker Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors
Associate Solicitor
Associate Solicitor
Solicitor
Solicitor
Peter Roberts Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors
Senior Probate Executive
Private Client Practitioner
David Watson profile
Litigation Executive
Trainee Solicitor
Trainee Solicitor
Paralegal

Our Personal Advice Services...