Intervention Order Lawyer Edinburgh
An Intervention Order can be used to handle a single situation, such as selling the house of someone who has lost the capacity to carry out action themselves. Contact Family Law Edinburgh today to discuss Intervention Orders and find out how we can help you. Contact our solicitors today on 01313414990 or complete our online enquiry form.
When a person loses the ability to make decisions for themselves and to manage their own affairs they are considered legally to 'lack capacity'. An Intervention Order is temporary and can be sought to deal with a single situation such as selling a house whilst a Guardianship Order would transfer ongoing power to handle someone’s affairs. Having a Power of Attorney in place before a person becomes incapacitated or is unable to handle their own affairs can help to prevent the need for a Guardianship or Intervention Order.
Our friendly team of family lawyers understand that this can be a very trying time for a family. We have years of experience in these areas of family law and can support you through the process.
What Is An Intervention Order?
Lack of capacity can occur through the ageing process or as a result of an accident. In situations where the persons' lack of capacity is permanent, and there is no continuing Power of Attorney in place, a Guardianship Order would require to be sought by family members or friends who wish to have the ability to make decisions on the adult's behalf. However, situations can occur where a person is only temporarily unable to make decisions on their own behalf. For powers to be given to a family member or friend to make a decision, or to take an action during the period of 'incapacity' an Intervention Order would require to be obtained.
How Can Family Law Edinburgh Help?
Our family law solicitors can advise you about the process involved in seeking an Intervention Order and whether seeking such an order in the first place is the most appropriate course of action. An application requires to be lodged with the local Sheriff Court and a hearing will be assigned. It is normally the case that a family member or carer seeks an Intervention Order although it is open to any person to make an application to the court.
Contact Family Law Edinburgh for Intervention Order Assistance
We appreciate that if you are having to consider such legal issues as 'incapacity' that you are likely to have a family member or friend who has perhaps suffered an accident or has degenerated in their condition. We handle all enquiries with sensitively and professionally. Please contact us to discuss your needs and find out how we can help.
Contact our solicitors today on 01313414990 or complete our online enquiry form.