Clare and Gerry’s son, Arthur, has a diagnosis of a learning disability. Clare and Gerry had always looked after Arthur’s money but as he approached the age of 18 they needed to know whether he could mange his property and financial affairs. If he could not, they would need to apply to the Court of Protection to ask a Judge to grant them the on-going ability to manage Arthur’s finances for him.
We assessed Arthur’s capacity in this regard and found that he did not meet the criteria for capacity to manage his property and financial affairs. To support Clare and Gerry’s application to the Court of Protection, we then completed the CoP3 form (Court of Protection form 3) providing evidence of Arthur’s lack of capacity. The court accepted our evidence without issue and Clare and Gerry were able to carry on managing Arthur’s finances for him.
For more information about CoP3’s, please contact us.