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Publication Type: Fact Sheet Language: Spanish Tags: courts

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June 1, 2010

Description

If an adult’s ability to make personal decisions is impaired but they can make decisions with good support, co-decision-making may be an option. The adult who needs support doesn’t lose authority to make their own decisions. They share that authority with their co-decision-maker.


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June 1, 2010

Description

Guardianship is a legal court order which gives an individual (the guardian) the legal authority and responsibility to make or assist in making decisions about (non-financial) personal matters on behalf of another adult.


Views: 9
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June 1, 2010

Description

Options available to support adults who need assistance making personal and/or financial decisions include: supported decision-making, co-decision-making, specific decision-making, guardianship and trusteeship.


Views: 12
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June 1, 2010

Description

When an authorized decision-maker is not doing their job properly, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) provides protective measures. This brochure explains how to make a complaint about a legal decision-maker, and what happens during an investigation.


Views: 9
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June 1, 2010

Description

Capacity is assessed to provide the Court with information to help determine whether or not a co-decision maker, guardian, or trustee should be appointed for an adult. Learn about how this works, who is authorized to conduct capacity assessments, and how to find a qualified capacity assessor.