Who will be Entitled to Apply?
If your spouse, civil partner, parent, child or sibling has been missing for more than ninety days, you will be entitled to apply for Guardianship. Other people may apply, but will have to demonstrate to the Court that they have “sufficient interest” in the missing person’s affairs to be considered as a Guardian. What will count as “sufficient interest” will depend on the facts of each particular case, but could for example be the missing person’s partner, or a business partner.
The right person to be appointed will be different in each case, and will depend on the family and relationships the individual in question has left behind.
If you think you may be entitled to apply for Guardianship on behalf of a missing person, please get in touch.
We will be able to advise you on the likelihood of your application being accepted, or whether it might be best if it were made by another family member.