Clare, I must go out now and will be away for a couple of hours.
I can answer any more questions you may have when I return
No, my stepmother holds all the cards - literally!
She doesn't allow Dad to have any cards
Not yet, this a first enquiry. Can we do this without Michelle's authorisation?
Thanks for that. I appreciate that he will have a certain amount of protection under the legislation once his wife dies, but we are concerned about both ensuring that their joint funds aren't spent inappropriately before she dies and also we need to have an understanding of what his financial position is so that we can plan for his future care requirements. What can we do to compel her to disclose their joint finances? As it stands we have no real idea of his assets & liabilities.
I understand that the bar is set quite high to appoint an attorney under the Mental Capacity Act and I am proposing to ask my father to sign an LPA in the event that he isn't assessed as needing a deputy - does that make sense to you?