If you or a member of your family or perhaps a close friend is mentally incapable
of making a decision at a particular time then it may not be possible to make a Lasting
Power of Attorney.
If it is not something that can be resolved on an informal basis then the matter
may be referred to the Court of Protection.
The Court can decide to make decisions on the person’s behalf or to appoint someone
else, known as a ‘Deputy’ to make the decisions for them.
Where the Court appoints a Deputy to manage someone’s property and financial affairs,
the Deputy will be required to keep accounts, enter into a security bond and report
to the Office of the Public Guardian.
Katherine Melkerts is experienced in these matters and would be pleased to discuss
the relevant procedures with you further.
Further information is available by visiting the Office of the Public Guardian website,
to find out more: www.publicguardian.gov.uk