Can Anyone Apply?
The rules on who can apply for a Statutory Will are quite strict. Usually, this will either be an Attorney or a Deputy.
Often, the person who’s lost capacity to write their Will already has a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. But if not, the Court will appoint a Deputy. This is usually a family member or friend who will act on behalf of a vulnerable person.
How do I Apply?
If a Solicitor or Medical Professional has advised that you should start the application process for a Statutory Will, you’ll need to apply to the Court of Protection.
This can be a complicated process and we’d recommend using the services of an experienced Solicitor to help you. They’ll be aware of the forms and evidence needed for a successful application and support you in submitting these.