Guardianship and Capacity

Ontario and Toronto Guardianship Lawyers

Many families have a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability, or a loved one that at some point becomes unable to make his or her own personal and financial decisions. An experienced Bobila Walker Law lawyer can

assist you with applying for guardianship for your loved one.

We can determine what type of guardianship is most appropriate. We can file the guardianship application, explain the duties of the guardian, and assist the guardian with annual accountings and representation. We can also assist with representing a guardian’s interests in court and other related matters, including filing a guardianship application or protecting assets so that the individual needing a guardian.

Trusts

A Bobila Walker Law  attorney can help you determine how best to help your loved one manage their personal finances and affairs.

What is a Guardian?

A guardian is typically a family member or a close friend appointed by the court to make decisions for a loved one regarding health care, personal affairs and financial matters. A guardian may collect and invest the assets of the person requiring a guardianship, and assist the individual with paying bills, living arrangements and medical treatment.

Becoming a guardian is a serious responsibility. Typically, guardians are responsible for such tasks as:

  • Managing assets, debts and making other financial decisions
  • Consulting with the individual in need of a guardian on medical decisions (or making them outright)
  • Managing daily routines and living arrangements including assisting the individual with participation in community life
  • Assisting with public benefits advocacy
  • Ensuring an appropriate education for a child in school
  • Drafting of a letter of intent if the person in need of a guardian is a child with special needs, which includes preferences, health needs and daily habits
  • Liaising with the Public Guardian and Trustee

Overall, our firm also handles the following:

  • Capacity Proceedings
  • Guardianships
  • Power of Attorney Disputes
  • Consent and Capacity Board Hearings
  • End-of-Life Decisions
  • Representation of Individual with a Disability

Contact Us

To find out how we can help you, call our office directly at 416-847-1859 or use the contact form located below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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