A deputy for property and finances may be needed for individuals who are unable to manage their financial and property affairs due to various reasons such as age-related mental decline, illness, or disability. This could include:
- Elderly individuals who may have difficulty managing their finances and property due to declining mental and physical health.
- Individuals who have suffered a brain injury, stroke or other cognitive impairment which has affected their ability to make decisions about their financial and property matters.
- People with mental illnesses or disabilities which prevent them from managing their finances and property.
- Individuals with developmental disabilities who may require assistance in managing their finances and property.
In these situations, a deputy may be appointed by the court of protection to make decisions on behalf of the individual in relation to their property and finances.
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