Become A Deputy
Who can become a Deputy?
Any person over the age of 18 eligible to become a Deputy. Typically, a relative or close friend will apply to become the Deputy. Occasionally, when the person lacking capacity does not have anyone to act as Deputy, the Court will appoint a Professional Deputy, such as a Solicitor.
Does a Deputy receive payment?
Typically, Deputies do not receive payment for their services. Deputies do receive reimbursement of reasonable expenses, such as travel, telephone calls, and postage. In some cases, the Court of Protection may provide remuneration for the time a person spends acting as Deputy. Request for remuneration must be made in the initial Application for Deputyship.
How long will I be Deputy?
Any of the following will terminate your Deputyship:
- Recovery by the person lacking capacity;
- Expiration of your Deputyship Order;
- Death of the person lacking capacity;
- Death of the Deputy;
- Retirement or resignation of the Deputy;
- Discharge of Deputy by the Court of Protection.
Where can I get a Deputyship Order?
To receive a Deputyship Order, you must file an Application for Deputyship with the Court of Protection. You can draft your own Application for Deputyship and file; however, to protect both you and your loved one, you really need a professional. Mind at Ease offers competent, experienced lawyers who will walk you through the entire process, drafting your application and any needed supporting documents. Our lawyers will ensure that your Application for Deputyship is correct the first time, getting you a Deputyship Order with minimal stress.
Mind at Ease also offers a financial advantage. Since we operate without the overhead of costly office space and support staff, we keep our prices low and pass the savings on to you.