The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 introduced a system for safeguarding the welfare and managing the finances and property of adults who lack the capacity to act or make decisions for themselves because of mental disorder or inability to communicate due to a physical condition.
When incapacity strikes, if you don’t have Powers of Attorney set up members of the family or agents such as solicitors will need to apply to the court for a series of options to help deal with the affairs of the ill or incapacitated person. This can be an extremely upsetting, time consuming and sometimes costly process. Planning is vital as it allows people to make their own choices. Life is however at times unpredictable and an application for an intervention order or guardianship order may be unavoidable.
We can help with an initial consultation, to obtaining a guardianship order and beyond, if appropriate.
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