Court of Protection solicitors

Whether it’s for you or for a loved one, making long-term plans for the future is a smart move. We can’t tell you what will happen, but we can help you take the right steps to ensure your interests are protected, your rights are respected and your wishes carried out.  

The Court of Protection exists to protect those who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. This is designed to give you the peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out regardless of your mental capacity.  Heartbreaking as it is to watch someone’s mental health deteriorate, taking the necessary steps before it’s too late is key in ensuring their rights are respected and their financial matters are being handled suitably.  

Similarly, if you are worried about your future, there are steps you can take to ensure your affairs are handled with care were you to lose ability to manage them yourself. As well as financial matters, you may have concerns regarding your property and residency in respects to your future and capacity.

By applying to the Court of protection, you can ensure your voice is heard on important property decisions such as selling your house or care home residency. Further to this, the Court of Protection has the power to ensure a person’s medical interests are taken into account before any crucial decisions are made regarding their health.

Why choose Talbots’ Court of Protection solicitors?

At Talbots Law, our priority is to help clients young and old to plan for the future. Perhaps you’re worried about becoming a burden to your family, or you’re worried about what will happen to your investments. Let us relieve your stress by helping to take the right steps towards security. With a team of dedicated solicitors, you can rely on us to guide you through the process by helping you to apply to the Court of Protection and offering advice regarding Wills. When you consult Talbots Law regarding protection, your dedicated solicitor will listen to your every concern and work closely with you to make a detailed, legally binding plan that will stand regardless of what the future holds. We promise to keep things simple at all times, no jargon, no complex legal talk. Just straight to the point. We know how important it is to have a plan in place for later life, and that’s exactly what we’ll help you do.

How can the Court of Protection help?

The Court of Protection is a superior court of record, created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and exists to handle the financial, property and personal affairs of those who lack the capacity to handle them alone. There are several ways in which the Court of Protection can help.

If your loved one has not set up a Power of Attorney, the Court of Protection can appoint a deputy to make ongoing decisions for them. You can apply to the Court of Protection to become the deputy if you feel you are in the best position to be managing your loved one’s affairs. At Talbots Law, we have a well-established relationship with the Court of Protection, meaning we can help you apply for deputyship or appoint another party with minimum hassle.

Court of Protection disputes

When it comes to making vital decisions on behalf of a loved one, it’s only natural that disputes within the family can occur. It could be a disagreement regarding the person’s living arrangements or a dispute over who should manage their finances. In this situation, it’s beneficial to seek help from a specialist solicitor. At Talbots Law, we approach matters such as these with sensitivity, aiming to find resolve as quickly as possible to save family relationships and focus on the protection of your loved one. As experts of mediation, we know how to find remedy without causing a scene, which means you can rely on your trusted solicitor to skillfully negotiate an outcome that protects the welfare of your loved one.

If you’re concerned about losing capacity or are looking to protect a family member or friend’s interests, give our Court of Protection solicitors a call today on 0800 118 1500. Trust in Talbots Law.

 

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