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Wardship

The principal purpose of wardship is to protect the property of the ward (the person taken into wardship) and to manage it for his/her benefit and that of his/her dependants (if he/she has any).

When a person has been taken into wardship it means that the President of the High Court is satisfied on the basis of the medical evidence available that the person should be deemed to be incapable of managing his/her affairs.

In a small number of instances, a person can be taken into wardship primarily for the protection of his/her person. This would normally only arise in the case of a person suffering from mental disability rather than a psychiatric illness.

We can advise fully on the procedure for having a person taken into wardship, from the initial taking of instructions, advising on the medical evidence required and how this is to be procured and presented, drafting the medical Affidavits for the doctors involved, drafting the Court documentation for filing in the Office of Wards of Court, dealing with any issues arising during the course of the application process and attending the High Court to have the Order made admitting the person to Wardship.

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