You need a Guardianship where an adult has become legally incapacitated and they did not have a continuing Power of Attorney in place.
Here’s one way to go about finding an appropriate solicitor to help you apply for appointment as guardian to another.
Typically, this will be where the incapacitated person is a close relative, such as your mother or father or child or sister or brother.
STEP ONE: Which Sheriff Court covers the place where the incapacitated adult lives?
If you’re not sure, maybe it will help to think in which court local criminal matters are reported as having been dealt with. That’s probably the relevant court.
STEP TWO: Next, find a solicitor who practises in the town/city with the Sheriff Court which serves the place where the adult lives.
How do you do that?
Use the Law Society of Scotland “Find a Solicitor” tool on their website.
1. Select the tab for “Find a firm”
2. Put in the postcode or city/town for where the incapacitated adult lives.
3. Choose as “Area of law” “Family and relationships”
4. And then as sub-category “Advice the elderly & powers of attorney”
5. Tick the box for “Legal Aid”
6. And see if there are any results from the search
How we can help
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