Need a Guardianship Order? Our solicitors can help.
A Guardianship Order is an order of the Court which appoints an individual to make certain decisions on behalf of another who is not able to do so for themselves.
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Each client and each set of circumstances is unique to the individuals concerned. Our team make sure the advice you receive is tailored to you.
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We can help guide affected families through this difficult process and are dedicated to delivering clear, uncomplicated, trusted legal advice in an open and friendly environment.
How does a Guardianship Order work?
Essentially, when someone is unable to look after themselves and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, the next step is for loved ones to apply for a Guardianship Order from the court. The appointed Guardian effectively has the same powers as an Attorney would, which allows them to look after both the financial and welfare decisions of an adult with incapacity. Different people can be appointed for financial and welfare decisions and appointments can also be made on a joint basis.
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We take great pride in being able to offer our clients expert legal advice regarding all options relating to Guardianship Orders and the process. The Guardianship process requires a court application to be made which must be supported by several reports confirming the incapacity and the suitability of the proposed guardian. These reports will include opinions from medical professionals and medical health personnel from your local council or social work department.Speak to our team today
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It can take six months to a year. Every client’s circumstances are unique and there can be unavoidable delays in the Council allocating a Mental Health Officer to compile a report on the application.
If you think you are in a position where a Guardianship Order is required, we advise that you seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
The Guardianship process requires a court application to be made which must be supported by several reports confirming the incapacity and the suitability of the proposed guardian. These reports will include opinions from medical professionals and medical health personnel from your local council or social work department.
If you are unable to visit us for an initial consultation to start the guardianship process our friendly team can come to you for a home visit.
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