If a decision needs to be made urgently, the court can make an Interim Order which can last up to 6 months. This can happen while you’re waiting for the court to approve an application.
If you think you need urgent help, you may want to see a lawyer about making an urgent application for you.
After you apply
After the court receives an application for an Order, it appoints a specialist lawyer who will meet with the person and the applicant. The lawyer will then tell the court why the application has been made and what should happen next. Then it’s up to the judge to decide whether to:
hold a short hearing
ask for more information
make the Order.
How a Welfare Guardian Order ends
The court sets a date by which the welfare guardian must ask for a review of the Welfare Guardian Order. The review date must be no later than 3 years from the date of the Order.
If the welfare guardian doesn’t ask for a review by that date, the Order and the powers granted under that Order end.