Guardianship

Guardianship

A Guardianship Order is necessary if an adult is unable to make decisions in relation to their own welfare or financial matters and there is not a Power of Attorney in place. Even if you are the parents of such an adult, you require a Guardianship Order.

There are a range of reasons for requiring a Guardianship Order.  A family member or friend may have a disability such as brain injury or a physical condition through suffering a stroke resulting in decisions having to be made on their behalf.

Before applying to the court for guardianship, you must have a report from the local authority agreeing that you are a suitable candidate to be the incapacitated adult’s guardian and medical reports from the individual’s doctor and psychiatrist on their incapacity.

We are here to take you through the Court procedure and ensure matters are dealt with effectively at what can often be a difficult time. Legal Aid is often available to cover the costs involved.