Thereafter, a date is set to attend before the President of High Court to have the Ward brought into Wardship. Once this occurs and Order is granted which allows the Committee deal with the affairs of the Ward and lodge assets into the Accountant’s office of the High Court.
All actions by the Committee on behalf of the Ward that have not previously been authorised by the Court must be brought to the attention of the Wards of Court office for further orders to be made by the Court. Such applications are usually to do with selling the Wards property or discharging bills on behalf of the Ward.
An application to make a person a Ward of Court can be more costly and time consuming than the process of having an Enduring Power of Attorney created and registered. If a person with full mental capacity wishes to avoid being made a Ward of Court, they should attend to having an Enduring Power of Attorney prepared.