It’s free to apply for an Order to Administer Property.
You’ll need to fill out several forms, including one saying that everything you say is true. You’ll also need a form filled in by a medical professional. You’ll need to file these forms at the court closest to where the person who the application is for lives.
You may want to talk to a lawyer. If you can’t afford a lawyer, you may be able to get:
You’ll need to give the court these 4 forms:
You’ll also need to give the Family Court 1 of these forms:
If a decision needs to be made urgently, the court can make an Interim Order which can last up to 6 months. This can happen while you’re waiting for the court to approve an application.
If you think you need urgent help, you may want to see a lawyer about making an urgent application for you.
After the Family Court receives an application for an Order, it will appoint a specialist lawyer who will meet with the person and the applicant. The lawyer will tell the judge why the application has been made and what should happen next. The judge may decide to:
An Order to Administer Property will end on the date stated in the order.
The court must also set a date (up to 3 years) to review the order.
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