A statutory will is a way of making a will for somebody if they lack the mental capacity to make their own will. Applications need to be approved by the Court of Protection but once approved they have the same effect as if that person had capacity and had made their own will. The Court would always make a decision in the person’s best interests and would always try to involve the person involved as much as possible when making a decision.
Statutory wills can protect a person’s assets and ensure that they do not pass under the intestacy rules or to the Treasury.
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