Tag Archives: Adults with Incapacity

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Making a will

The following information applies to Scottish Law. Why make a will? Possessions You decide who will inherit your possessions and property Inheritance Tax You may be able to pay less inheritance tax if … Continue reading

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Guardianship

Guardianship applies if the person has not previously made provision for power of attorney and cannot appoint someone to look after their affairs because of mental incapacity. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 states that the sheriff can appoint a … Continue reading

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Intervention Order

What is an Intervention Order? The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Allows a court to appoint another person to authorise or action decisions which the person is unable to make for themselves. The definition of incapacity is: a lack of capacity … Continue reading

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Advanced statements

Advanced statements. An Advanced Statement is a document which sets out the persons wishes should they become unable to make decisions for themselves at the end of their life. It has to be completed and signed while the person is well … Continue reading

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Legislation for carers

There are several acts of legislation nationally and internationally for carers. For the purposes of this website only those which apply in Scotland are listed. Please check when seeking specific information that you have the correct information for Scottish law. … Continue reading

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