christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : The application is made to the Family Court, and you should be eligible to get legal aid for this.
christhelawyer : The application is something you could do yourself if you feel confident with the paperwork. There is an application and affidavits in support which are needed and these are filed in the court. The medical evidence can also be included as part of the affidavit evidence, and will be something the paediatrician should know about. It will state that in their opinion, your daughter is incapable of understanding the financial side of her affairs.
christhelawyer : You should also get appointed for welfare as well as property so you can make medical decisions.
christhelawyer : Your local community law Center will also be able to help with the forms. There will be a brief court appearance, but the judges are used to people appearing in person.
christhelawyer : You can access the forms here http://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/family-court/forms/list-of-forms/forms-for-proceedings-under-protection-of-personal-and-property-rights-act-1988
christhelawyer : They have a guide to completing the forms on that site which is also useful
Thanks for that. I've just checked out the website link you gave me but I'm unsure as to which forms I should complete. Would it be PPPR06 and PPPR08?
christhelawyer : Yes, those are the correct forms.
Awesome, thank you so much. I'm comfortable with the information required in those forms so happy to take it from here now. Thanks again.
christhelawyer : Great, glad to help