When caring for family members and loved ones, it is essential their best interests are put first, to protect all they have worked so hard for. In certain circumstances, family members and loved ones may no longer have the mental capacity required to make important decisions regarding their finances.
The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of finances and other affairs of those individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves.
Areas where you may need help
You are responsible for managing someone else’s affairs
You are concerned about the ability of someone else to manage your affairs
You are concerned about the ability of someone to manage another person’s affairs
You are concerned about your own ability to manage your affairs
There is a dispute or uncertainty about someone’s ability to make decisions for him/herself
There is a dispute about what care arrangement or medical treatment is in a person’s best interests