Practice Areas

Dependent Adults

The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Act

When adults do not have or lose capacity to make decisions respecting their finances and/or their personal care, families face many challenges in obtaining assistance for their loved one. This is especially the case if the adult does not have a Power of Attorney appointed before losing capacity. In Saskatchewan, The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Act allows someone close to the adult to apply to the court to be appointed as property and/or personal guardian.

Lawyers practicing in this area need to work with you and your family to assist in making an informed choice respecting the degree of guardianship required and the terms for an order that will be effective in assisting the dependant adult. We can also assist with complications that may arise in annual reviews of guardianship orders or if disagreements arise between family members on what decisions are in the dependent adult’s best interests.