my wife suffered a massive stroke 8 yrs ago leaving her disabled and unable to look after herself and deal with her financial affairs. I became her legal guardian through the court. Since retirement also full time carer.
I, as you will know, require to deliver annual accounts and pay an annual fee based on her estate value less heritable property. This year the fee is £518 which is extortion as there is nothing complicated about my wife estate - ISA's, bank accounts, Benefits and Pension. All routine stuff.
I feel the system does not take fully into account the fact I am her husband of 43 yrs, not a third party. Surely we do not require this overseeing and without any rights, have to deplete my wifes estate to pay for bureaucratic zeal.