Types of powers

The types of decisions that are to be taken on behalf of the adult will determine the powers that you might need, such as:

  • Financial - powers in relation to the finances and property belonging to the adult.
  • Welfare - powers in relation to making welfare decisions for the adult.
  • Combination of financial/property and welfare - powers if required can be applied for separately but generally they are made together within the same application to the sheriff court.