Dependent Adults

Who is a Dependent Adult?

A Dependent Adult is an individual over the age of 18 who is consistently unable to take care and cannot make reasonable decisions for herself or himself.  

The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act allows the Court of Queen’s Bench to appoint a person as the Guardian of an adult who is mentally incapacitated.  A guardian is usually a relative or close friend of the Dependent Adult.  In some circumstances a Public Guardian from the Provincial Government is appointed when there are no close friends or family.

Applying to the court to be a guardian or trustee of a dependent adult can be challenging and the paperwork is extensive and complicated. Astute Law Chambers can assist you make an application for Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship.