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1. The first thing is that what follows is advice under Irish law, because as your parents are resident in Ireland, it will be in Ireland that a legal process to deal with their care and assets will be implemented. Essentially, both your parents need to be made Wards of Court under the Irish Wards of Court procedure. This essentially appoints a Committee to deal with their welfare and to make decisions in relation to issue such as their medical care, payment for their medical care, what happens to their assets and how their overall situation shall be dealt with.
2. From the point of differing views of how your parents' care should be dealt with, there must be a minimum of two persons in the Committee for a Ward of Court. So, it would be better from the overall viewpoint of management, if only one of the two residing at the home property were included in the Committee or if an entirely neutral group of people were appointed to the Committee to made decisions in relation to the care and financial management of both your parents. Ultimately, it would be better if a harmonious Committee were appointed without the consequential bickering which comes from have personalities which do not see eye to eye.
3. The legal procedure is that an application is made in the High Court Wards of Court List to have both your parents admitted to Wardship. For this purpose, you should speak with a solicitor and also get a barrister to make the application on your parents' behalf. Essentially, the List takes place on a Monday and each application only lasts a short duration of about 10-25 minutes when the basis for the application is discussed and any contentious issues are resolved. In your situation, if there is a dispute about who should be appointed to the Committee, then each side will be heard at the initial making of the Order to appoint a Committee. So, from your point of view, it would be better if you were the person to move the Wardship application as ultimately, this means you are more likely to be listened to, on the subject of who should be appointed to the Committee of Wardship.
4. If there is a dispute among the members of the Committee of Wardship about what should happen in relation to an aspect of your parents' care, then an application to court to resolve the issue or dispute can be made. This is how the resolution of disagreements among members of the Committee is resolved if there is no consensus.
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6. The first thing you should do is to speak with the solicitor who will make the application. However, I would have thought approximately €3-5,000 would be the approximate legal fees associated with the process. However, each solicitor will charge differently, so it is important to get a quote from who you are dealing with. Secondly, eight is the maximum number of Committee members. However, two or three is what is usually appointed.