Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship

Calgary Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship Lawyers

Proudly Providing Clients with Compassionate Legal Support

At Guardian Law Group, we understand that our clients highly value their rights to make decisions about their health, who they socialize with, and how they go about their legal and financial affairs. But what happens if you are no longer able to make these crucial decisions because of an accident, illness, or because your state of mind isn’t what it used to be?

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable legal professionals is here for you, ready to provide support and guidance to a loved one who is willing to step in and act on your behalf or, if necessary, to bring this matter to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

We have years of experience handling adult guardian and/or adult trusteeship applications, as well as crucial experience in cases involving guardians and trustees who failed to perform their duties adequately, such as denying family members access to a dependent adult.

Dependent Adult Applications

Legal documents like an enduring power of attorney or personal directive grant authority to one person to make decisions for another person who does not have the mental capacity to look after or make decisions for themselves. If these documents have not been executed, then the Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) allows courts to grant orders placing someone in charge of handling the affairs of a dependent adult.

Types of Dependent Adult Applications

  • Guardianship Orders: This type of order covers medical and personal decisions and appoints a person responsible for caring about the physical aspects of the person, such as living arrangements, medications, and whether certain medical procedures should be administered or withdrawn.
  • Trusteeship Orders: This type of order appoints a trustee to handle the monetary, business, and asset affairs of the represented individual.

Capacity Assessment Report

To obtain an order for guardianship or trusteeship, you will need to have a physician, psychologist, or other healthcare professional complete a Capacity Assessment Report. The assessment report is sent along with the application to the Court of Queen’s Bench, where a representative of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee will review the information and schedule a meeting with the dependent adult. The court will then decide if the applicant should act as guardian, trustee, both, or neither.

Contact Our Legal Team in Calgary Today

We know that it is crucial to understand your role as someone’s guardian and trustee. That is why we are here to discuss your dependent adult matter and provide reliable advice so you can find the right legal solutions for your situation. We can guide you through all of your options and walk you through the legal process so you feel confident your best interests are protected each step of the way.

If you would like to schedule a case consultation with a lawyer at Guardian Law Group LLP, please call (403) 800-7768 today.

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Client Testimonials

Our Clients Tell Their Stories
  • “After several attempts at obtaining a lawyer. I was emotionally, physically, and mentally defeated. Upon contact and hearing me out, Jonathan and the staff quickly looked into my situation.”

    - Zee A.
  • “My wife and I were referred to Guardian Law and Mr. Jay Damen for a family dispute case.”

    - Scott M.
  • “My husband Scott and I have had the true pleasure of working with Jay Damen on a very personal lawsuit within our own family.”

    - Constance M.
  • High level of transparency and integrity. Top-notch customer service.

    - Nancy B.
  • Highly recommend Jonathan Denis! the amazing firm, great people! He helped me get through a really tough part of my life, and I couldn't be more thankful for him.

    - Stephanie R.

What You Get at Guardian Law Group

  • Effective Communication

    We rely on connections, resources, and past experiences to help our clients through difficult times.

  • Understanding Staff

    We take the time to walk our clients through all steps in their process.

  • Individual-Centered Approach

    We will educate you and provide trainings to make sure you understand the entire process.