Preparing for your future – our mental capacity expertise
The Family Law Company can help clients improve their planning for future years with expert guidance and support.
Most clients who come to see us are dealing with family matters such as separation and divorce. While you are considering what the future holds for you, it may also be a good time to think about how you can protect yourself and your family should future concerns arise around deterioration in mental health and diminished capacity to make decisions.
We offer a service that helps you grant a Lasting Power of Attorney. Then, if you lose the ability to make decisions due to a degenerative condition or an accident, an attorney or attorneys you have appointed will be able to make important choices on your behalf in a way that you have specified.
Alternatively, you may find that you are responsible for an elderly parent or close friend who is facing this situation. Important decisions will need to be made, such as where they live, the care they receive and the cost of meeting their needs. We can help you to find the best possible support available for them; our team of experienced lawyers will ensure that you know what is available, what your rights and responsibilities are, how to access the services available and how to become a Deputy for the person you are helping.
In addition, we can help with applications to the Court of Protection, 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.
Having control of your own future or the future of a loved one is an important issue. The Family Law Company is on your side and our experienced lawyers, who have essential Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation, will provide compassionate guidance and expert legal services to ensure your future needs and those of your loved ones are protected.