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Making a Deputyship Application

Our law firm helps clients who want to apply for a deputyship order because a family member has lost mental capacity, and did not make a Lasting Power of Attorney. There are two situations in particular where deputyship orders can help: If you have an adult relative who lost mental capacity because of illness or an accident, then a court order to make someone their deputy means that person can...

Deputyship or Lasting Power of Attorney

There is a difference between these two legal mechanisms; it’s important to understand that applying for a Deputyship under the Mental Capacity Act is not the same as making a Lasting Power of Attorney. Lasting Power of Attorney – LPA An LPA is a legal document that enables someone aged 21 years or older (the donor) to voluntarily name a donee or donees, that will make decisions on the donor’s...

Guide to Mental Capacity Act in Singapore

Nowadays people are living longer than ever before, but with an aging population comes an increase in mental illnesses. To protect the population in Singapore, the Government introduced the Mental Capacity Act 2008, which came into force from 2010. The legislation enables anyone older than 21 to appoint someone to act on their behalf, should they ever lose their mental capacity and be unable to make decisions. The Act also...

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