With an aging population, dealing with irreversible illnesses such as Dementia and Alzheimer's is a growing concern for us all and a reality for many. What to do in any situation when a person is unable to make decisions on their own behalf due to an accident or illness is a daunting matter. In this very sad and upsetting circumstance, a Guardianship/Intervention Order may be needed. If there is no Power of Attorney in place and the individual does not have the understanding to grant one, then a Guardianship or Intervention Order may be required to allow someone to make important decisions about financial and welfare matters on their behalf.
WHAT IS A GUARDIANSHIP AND/OR INTERVENTION ORDER?
Both are similar court applications to have someone appointed to make decisions on another’s behalf. Both can cover financial matters (e.g. investments) and/or welfare matters (e.g. medical treatment). The difference is:
WHAT WE DO…
We will guide you through the process keeping you informed at all times. Such orders should be last resorts and we will give practical advice to ascertain if there are other options available.
If an Order is necessary we will:
WHAT TO EXPECT...
We will arrange to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or at our centrally located offices and talk you through the process.
We are friendly and approachable and will try to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you and your family.
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