Ward of Court

This is an application to Court of have an individual made a Ward of Court, in circumstances where he or she is unable to manage their own affairs due to mental incapacity.

At Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors we have over thirty five years’ experience in bring such application. We fully appreciate that this can be a very upsetting and distressing time for the individual and their family and as such the applications need to be dealt with in a sensitive and efficient manner.

If, having considered the independent evidence, the Court is satisfied that the individual is not capable of managing their own affairs due to mental incapacity, it will appoint a committee (usually made up of close relatives), answerable to the Court, to look after the individuals affairs on their behalf.
It should also be noted that the necessity to make an individual a Ward of Court can be circumvented if they have a properly drafted enduring power of attorney.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at our offices in Naas (045 897784) or Dublin (01 5255637) or at info@hanahoeandhanahoe.com.

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