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When a person cannot manage their affairs because they are deemed incapable of doing so and a Power of Attorney has not been put in a place it is often necessary for a relative or other third party to apply to the Court for a Guardianship Order. This often happens because a person is elderly, has dementia or has suffered a stroke which leaves them unable to deal with their own affairs.
A Guardianship is a Court Order to ensure the person is properly protected. The appointment process involves obtaining medical reports and reports from social workers to make sure the person is unable to manage their own affairs and also the suitability of the proposed Guardian.
A Guardianship Order usually appoints a family member, accountant or solicitor who becomes legally responsible for the adult’s affairs, both welfare and/or financial.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Muirhead or June Paterson who can provide you with advice and assistance.
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