Making a Will usually legally requires a person to have the mental capacity to understand what decisions they are making or what they are agreeing to. There are some instances, however, when this is not possible. Smith Roddam Solicitors can help you make a Will for a family member or loved one who lacks mental capacity.
No one likes to think of a time when they are old and unable to care for themselves, but it does happen. We regularly hear of conditions like Alzheimer's, Dementia, strokes, amongst others, that are unfortunately often associated with the benefit of enjoying a long life. So what happens if a loved one is already suffering from one of these conditions and they do not already have a Will in place? If you would like to have a Will drawn up for your loved one, you will need to have a Statutory Will which requires approval from the Court of Protection.
This process is often more complicated than a regular Will as it must be shown to the court that you are well-intended and are not trying to take advantage of the person with lost capacity. Our specialist solicitors can support you through this process so you know what to expect, what level of detail will be needed in order for the court to consider the application, what responsibilities you must fulfil throughout the process and how arrangements will be made and reported should your application be successful.
Let Smith Roddam Solicitors help take the stress out of caring for a loved one after lost capacity. Contact us today to see how we can help on 01388 881 611.