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the person, such as living arrangements, medications, and whether certain medical procedures should be administered or withdrawn.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.
We rely on connections, resources, and past experiences to help our clients through difficult times.
We take the time to walk our clients through all steps in their process.
We will educate you and provide trainings to make sure you understand the entire process.