There are various ways in which relatives and friends can be appointed to manage the personal and financial affairs of those who are no longer capable of looking after their own affairs.
We can help with:
- Elderly client issues;
- Lasting powers of attorney;
- The appointment of a deputy and ongoing assistance with deputyship accounts and the management of an individual’s affairs; and
- Tax planning and will writing for the mentally impaired.
While you are fit and healthy, we can help you appoint one or more individuals, via a lasting power of attorney to manage your financial affairs and property on your behalf. These individuals do not usually assume control of your affairs straight away but remain on standby and can take responsibility for your affairs if you become physically or mentally incapable of doing so yourself.
If an individual becomes mentally incapable of managing their own affairs, and they have not previously chosen someone to manage them on their behalf via a lasting power of attorney, an application will have to be made to the office of the public guardian to appoint such a representative, known as a deputy. In these circumstances we can assist with your application and help ensure it is promptly processed to enable you to take over the management of the individual's affairs with the minimum of delay.