The MOJ has today published a press release of the new regulations that would come into effect on the 31 July 2019. The new law known as ‘Claudia’s Law’ will ‘allow families to take over the affairs of their loved ones’ if they have gone missing for a specific period of time.
‘…..Named after Claudia Lawrence who went missing in 2009, the law creates a new legal status of guardian of the affairs of a missing person, allowing families to act in their best interests after they have been gone for 90 days or longer.
It will mean that families can step in and safeguard their loved one’s assets in their absence – for example, suspending direct debits for mobile phone and utility bills or making mortgage payments……’
For the full press release see .