Posts tagged “Court of Protection”

Exploring your family history is an increasingly popular hobby in the UK. 
 
You can search for your ancestors on many different databases online from the comfort of your own home. 
 
Many people are fascinated by their family’s origins. You might find you’re descended from an historic figure or a rogue, but it’s quite exciting to know more. You might even find connections in other parts of the world. 
Just like a tree growing in a forest your family tree has important roots in the past for inheritance purposes.
A warm and friendly care home is often the best place for a vulnerable elderly person to live. 
 
If your parent has been unwell or has been diagnosed with dementia, for example, they might not be able to live safely at home. They might be struggling with day-to-day activities like washing and preparing food. Round-the-clock support from trained professionals in a safe environment could help them to live their lives more fully and reduce their anxiety. 
 
However, during the coronavirus pandemic some relatives have been concerned that they are unable to visit their loved ones and have been worried about the health risks they face. They have been shocked to discover that they can’t take them out of the care home to live with their family. 
There are two types of lasting power of attorney (LPA); one for your property and financial affairs, and one for your health and welfare. 
 
You can only put LPAs in place if you have capacity to appoint your attorney(s). 
 
If you haven’t put LPAs in place and lose capacity to make these decisions, then someone will need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order.  
 
This will allow them to manage your affairs, but you won’t be able to say who you want the Court to appoint. 
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