|If someone does sadly become incapable of managing their own affairs and there is no Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in place then a Deputyship Application to the Court of Protection may be required.
Deputyships are usually granted to a family member, friend or professional and the role of a Deputy may include the following:
- Liaising with members of a care team;
- Payment of routine bills;
- Assessing and reviewing the availability of state benefits;
- Investing money including financial reviews;
- Budgeting and general financial management and monitoring of cash flow;
- Dealing with requests for capital expenditure such as holidays;
- Dealing with household matters such as contents and buildings insurance, repairs and maintenance etc;
- Completing an annual tax return and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs;
- Completing the Office of the Public Guardian annual report;
- Liaising as required with the Office of the Public Guardian; and
- Applying for a Statutory Will.
Applying for Deputyship can be a daunting process but our experienced team will guide you through each step.
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