What to do with an absent parent?
In the recent case of AB, the Court of Protection considered the often very difficult question of notifying an absent parent about a Statutory Will
In this case, the natural father, who stood to benefit under the intestacy rules, had been violent to AB’s mother and there had been no contact for a number of years, despite the mother’s agreement to supervised contact. The Court considered the Mental Capacity Act and Human Rights Act position and on balance decided that the father and his children should be notified of the application but in a restricted way.
Members of Solicitors for the Elderly can read my full discussion of this case in the June column of the SFE newsletter www.solicitorsfortheelderly.com