Guardianships

Guardianship orders are granted by the Sheriff Court where there is no Power of Attorney in place. The Order authorises one or more people to act on behalf of someone who is deemed to be incapable of making decisions for themselves. It can cover dealing with the person’s property, financial affairs or personal welfare or a combination of these. It is up to the court to decide how long the order is put in place although it is usually granted for a period of 3-5 years.

Guardianship orders are granted by the Sheriff Court where there is no Power of Attorney in place. The Order authorises one or more people to act on behalf of someone who is deemed to be incapable of making decisions for themselves. It can cover dealing with the person’s property, financial affairs or personal welfare or a combination of these. It is up to the court to decide how long the order is put in place although it is usually granted for a period of 3-5 years.

At Ormistons, we are able to guide you through the entire process. This would include meeting with you, arranging reports which must accompany the court application, drafting the court application and attending the hearing on your behalf.

In addition to guardianship applications we are also experienced in defending applications for persons that do not feel they should be subject to an order.

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