If an individual has lost mental capacity and their financial and/or health and welfare affairs need to be managed or decisions need to be made on their behalf, a formal application will need to be made to the Court of Protection. QualitySolicitors Burton & Co and deal with this complicated procedure for you.
A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who has lost capacity and where they have not planned ahead by making either a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney.
Any person over the age of 18 can be appointed as a Deputy with certain reservations. In many cases a spouse, partner or close relative will apply to be appointed. In cases where there is no one able or willing to take on the role a professional such as a Solicitor can be appointed.
Mental Health and the Law is a complex and specialist area.
Advance decisions for medical treatment
Making an advanced decision gives you the opportunity to express what medical treatment you may or may not want to receive in the future. For example, what you would like to happen if you required life-sustaining treatment or if you were in a coma.
Care after lost capacity
CARE AFTER LOSE OF CAPACITY IF A POWER OF ATTORNEY IS NOT IS PLACE
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