A person not able to manage his or her affairs may need to be made a Ward of Court.
This usually arises due to mental incapacity and can also arise in the case of minors under 18 years of age. Usually one or more family members makes the application.
The immediate benefits Wardship brings are the ability to access funds and assets that might otherwise be tied up and protection of the Ward. We have over 25 years’ experience in this intricate area of law.
The Wards of Court process deals with matters such as:
- Payment of living and other expenses.
- Access to bank accounts.
- Whether to sell or retain property. Who decides? How is this done?
- Ability to live independently or if residential care is needed.
With increasing numbers diagnosed with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia we are finding much greater demand for our Wards of Court service.