Applications to the Court of Protection

Applications to the Court of Protection

 

Applications to the Court of Protection are made when a loved one is no longer able to act for themselves and a close family member needs to apply to act as their deputy, so that they can make decisions about finances and medical care on their behalf.

 

Wills can only be made by those who are able to act for themselves – in cases where a loved one has been diagnosed as no longer able to act for themselves, a close family member can apply to the Court of Protection to make a Statutory Will on behalf of their relative.

 

In these cases, any beneficiaries of an existing will by a person without mental capacity will be notified if the will is to be rewritten or amended and a Statutory Will made in its place.

 

Existing beneficiaries will be given the opportunity as Respondents to comment on the contents of the new or amended Statutory Will if they are likely to lose out in the redrafting or amendment of the will.

 

Applying to the Court of Protection can involve a degree of paperwork that must be completed correctly – and having to apply to the Court is also frequently an extremely stressful experience for families trying to do their best for their loved one.

 

It is always advisable to seek legal advice from a specialist wills and probate solicitor, who can advise on the process of applying to the Court of Protection, as well as completing the paperwork and lodging the application with the Court.

 

Duncan Lewis wills and probate solicitors are uniquely placed to advise on Court of Protection cases – Duncan Lewis Solicitors have a well respected family law department specialising in child care, elderly care and care of vulnerable people.

 

Duncan Lewis is also the UK’s largest provider of Legal Aid mental health services and frequently advises on Court of Protection cases.

 

The Duncan Lewis wills and probate department offers specialists in complex wills and probate matters, including advising on Inheritance Tax, trusts, Statutory Wills, international wills, Islamic wills made in the UK, and the rules of intestacy (when someone dies without making a will).

 

Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate Solicitors – Applications to the Court of Protection

 

Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our specialist wills and probate lawyers offer clear and focused legal advice on complex wills and probate matters, including applications to the Court of Protection.

 

Duncan Lewis offers competitively-priced fixed fees for wills and probate matters, whenever possible – with hourly rates for contentious probate matters.

 

Duncan Lewis can advise on making an application to the Court of Protection for the purpose of making a Statutory Will – and can also advise Respondents in applications.

 

For expert legal advice on Wills and Probate and Applications to the Court of Protection, call Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.