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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?

I want to take my minor son on holiday with me, but I am worried his father won’t consent. What do I do?

In order to take a child abroad, you must get the consent of every person with parental responsibility. Parental responsibility enables you to make important decisions about the care and welfare of your child including those relating to education, health care, religion and holidays abroad.

What to do when spouse doesn’t return Acknowledgement of Service Form

In order for the divorce process to progress, the Court must be satisfied that the Respondent has received the Divorce Petition.