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What to do when a Court Order relating to your child changes

The Court accepts that even after an Order has been made in relation to arrangements for a child’s care, matters can change and that Order may not be what is best for the child for the entirety of their childhood. As children grow what perhaps was right for them at a younger age, will not necessarily suit them as they enter their teenage years for example.

I have power of attorney for my mother, so why won’t the doctors talk to me?

What is a Power of Attorney?

There are three types of Power of Attorney; General Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney and Lasting Power of Attorney.

I am a Deputy for my mother. Does that mean I can do what I want?

What is a Deputy?

You can apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy for someone if they lack mental capacity. This could be because they have been diagnosed with dementia or they have a serious brain injury or illness which means they can no longer manage their affairs or make decisions for themselves.

Can I write my own Will?

Anyone can write a Will however it must satisfy certain criteria in order for it to be valid. A valid Will must satisfy S9 of the Wills Act 1837.

Changing Your Childs Surname Following Divorce

I have a minor son from a previous marriage and I want to change his surname, what do I do?