If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia, legal support may be furthest from your mind, but it's a good time to start preparing for the future.
Power of Attorney and a Deputyship Order are both governed by the Court of Protection, but in the eyes of the law they’re very different. Deciding which is needed is important.
When a person lacks the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, it’s time to consider applying to the Court of Protection for deputyship. Should the court grant your request, you can then take care of their financial or welfare matters and make ongoing decisions on their behalf.