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    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 4th Jul 18, 11:27 AM
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    Deputyship timescales
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    • 4th Jul 18, 11:27 AM
    Deputyship timescales 4th Jul 18 at 11:27 AM
    I recently applied to the court of protection for deputyship.
    I know the forms arrived because I delivered them by hand.
    I applied for help with fees so I'm expecting one of the first things to happen is a request for payment.
    I know this process takes many months, but does anyone know how long it would be before we receive anything?
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    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 13th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 11:59 AM
    Thought I would add an update.


    My court application was "issued" 3 weeks after I handed in the forms.
    The full fee (400) has been waived.


    I now have to server a number of papers and send 2 more forms to the court to say I have done so.
    There is then a waiting period (14 days) for those notified to object.


    They have said that a standard property application takes 6-10 weeks, so a lot quicker than I expected (if all proceeds without a hitch).
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 13th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
    I hope you have learned from this experience and put your own LPA in place.
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 13th Jul 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 1:45 PM
    I hope you have learned from this experience and put your own LPA in place.
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling

    We have had EPA's since 2007 - when MSE advised the comunity to get them whilst they were free!



    I am considering updating it (which I think means replacing with an LPA) to put on some replacement attorneys who are younger than us.
    My FIL was 89 when he died and all of his executors, witnesses are either dead or not capable, so there's a learning point there.



    Yes, there have been quite a few learning points.


    I plan to update our wills, EPAs and put together an inventory of our jewelry of financial/sentimental value.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 13th Jul 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:23 PM
    We have had EPA's since 2007 - when MSE advised the comunity to get them whilst they were free!



    I am considering updating it (which I think means replacing with an LPA) to put on some replacement attorneys who are younger than us.
    My FIL was 89 when he died and all of his executors, witnesses are either dead or not capable, so there's a learning point there.



    Yes, there have been quite a few learning points.


    I plan to update our wills, EPAs and put together an inventory of our jewelry of financial/sentimental value.
    Originally posted by lisyloo
    You can do the LPOAs online far cheaper than a solicitor will charge.
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 19th Jul 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 19th Jul 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 19th Jul 18, 11:00 AM
    Agree. We did LPA and deputyship ourselves.
    Would get a solicitor for a will though.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 19th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 19th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 19th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
    Very wise!
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