"When my Aunt was formally assessed and deemed to be incapable of any longer acting on her own behalf, or indeed living on her own for even the shortest period of time, my family was devastated. It was all so completely unexpected.
I decided to consult George Ide, LLP, who had been my Aunt’s solicitors for some years and who had acted for two generations of her family, as well as her deceased sister.
When I met with Ursula Watt, a solicitor qualified to take appointments as Deputy under the auspices of the Court of Protection, and her colleague, Stephen Shine, I was both impressed and reassured as well as comforted by their professionalism, practicality, and sense of urgency. I have also found that "legal process" does not always exclude human empathy.
More than that, however, I have found myself included in the process and consulted and informed of what is going on so that I have retained an important sense of involvement and responsibility for my Aunt's affairs, without being burdened by responsibility.