Where a close family member does not have Power of Attorney over a loved one's affairs, the only solution where you wish to make decisions on the person's behalf, is to apply to court for a guardianship order. This will give you authority to make decisions on the person's welfare and/or financial matters depending on what the court has granted. A family member or a friend can apply for guardianship depending on the circumstances and can be applied for by more than one person as joint guardians. Speak to one of our team about guardianship, and we can explain the process to you.
Legal Aid is available to persons seeking a guardianship order. There is no financial assessment for this, and although it will not cover the initial meeting costs, it will cover representation, as well as the summary application to court.
Contact our Guardianship Lawyers – Providing Legal Services within East Kilbride, Strathaven & Glasgow South Side
At BuchananBurton, we speak your language. If you wish to discuss Guardianship or Power of Attorney, get in touch with us. Our advice is down-to-earth and practical – giving you real solutions to your everyday legal problems. Our solicitors offer cost-effective solutions to your legal needs, ensuring you have a good understanding of your options throughout. We serve clients in East Kilbride, Strathaven, Thorntonhall, Carmunnock, Hamilton, Clarkston, Busby and the surrounding areas. Pop into our office, give us a call on 01355 249 228 or contact us via our online contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.