Applying for Deputyship can be a daunting process but our experienced team will guide you through each step.
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.
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If you need help, you can contact our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team on 01332 340 211 or complete this form.