Hello everyone, I am a new member here and would appreciate any advice or guidance. My wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We are both in our mid-70's and have been married for 50 years. We own our own house, which is in both our names. However, we have always had separate bank accounts and savings accounts. My wife has two pensions; a private pension and a state pension paid into her personal bank account. We have also both made a will. As my wife is not able to make her own decisions about her finances, I would like to apply for a Deputyship Order. I already have third party control over her bank account. I have read the CoP legal forms, which have left me very confused. I have also visited a local solicitor who quoted me a fee of over £1,200. I am not au fait with legal matters and I wonder if you could help me please with my concerns below: Is it necessary for me to take out the Deputyship Order? It is very expensive and what would happen if I didn't to this? The Solicitor also mentioned a bond and a yearly fee that would have to be paid on top of the £1,200 but they cannot tell me how much these would cost. If we had to move house, do I need to hold a legal Deputyship? We do not receive benefits from the state, but I do receive an Attendance Allowance for caring for my wife. As the legal fees are very high, I would like to think I could complete the application myself but it all looks so complicated and I wonder if employing a Solicitor to do the work for me would be more beneficial. Thanks for reading this and I hope somebody can help me.