When a person becomes mentally incapable of managing his or her own affairs and does not have an Enduring Power of Attorney or Representation Agreement in place, a Committeeship application is necessary.
Often, a relative or close friend wishes to step in to help manage this person’s assets and handle legal and financial affairs. Alternatively, assets may need to be accessed for his or her ongoing care or for the benefit of dependants. To do this, the relative or close friend must first make a Committeeship application to the Court, seeking to be appointed a Committee. If the Court is satisfied that the conditions are appropriate, it will grant the Committeeship order.
Our lawyers appreciate the difficulty of these circumstances and the stress that they can often bring to everyone involved. We are ready to lend our experience and assist you with the legal steps and documents necessary in the Committeeship application process.