With TLS Solicitors, you’ll have a team of fully qualified and experienced solicitors who’ll work with you to ensure your wishes are clear, understood and enforceable.
We also offer a proven dispute resolution service to help bring an end to any disagreements or misunderstandings quickly and amicably.
If a person hasn’t made an LPA and loses the capacity to make decisions, you may need to apply to the Court of Protection for an order appointing someone to make decisions on that person’s behalf.
What is the Court of Protection (COP)?
The COP is a special court that makes decisions of behalf of people who can not make decisions for themselves. It covers a wide range of situations but includes appointing a person or persons to act as a deputy to manage the financial affairs of someone who is unable to manage for themselves. The costs involved can be charged in three ways. The Court imposes a fixed fee of £950+VAT.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) enables you (the donor) to give someone you trust (the attorney) power over some or all of your assets and decisions. It can be made effective either now or in the future.
Do I need to seek legal advice when making a Lasting Powers of Attorney?
TLS Solicitors understands that your family situation is bespoke to you and we will advise you on your individual circumstances.
TLS Solicitors have a bereavement team that can take the burden off family members by attending to the necessary legal procedures involved in administering a person’s estate.
The Court of Protection also deal with Statutory wills. A statutory will can be drafted if a person without a will loses mental capacity. This means that an Official of the Court signs the will on behalf of the person who cannot sign for themselves due to incapacity. Their estate will pass according to intestacy rules. However, this may not be the best way to distribute the estate.