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Adult Guardianship

Sometimes, people become unable to manage their affairs due to the effects of mental or physical disability. The disability may be a result of disease, like Alzheimer’s, the after-effects of a stroke, or because of injury. Whatever the cause, in Saskatchewan The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Act allows the court to give some decision-making powers to concerned individuals.

Deciding to Become a Guardian or Co-Decison Maker

Before deciding to apply to become a guardian or co-decision maker it is important to consider if there are other options and also to decide what type of decisions you think the adult needs help with.

How to Become a Guardian or Co-decision Maker

If you want to be appointed as an adult's guardian or co-decision maker you must apply to the court. The court will only consider an application if there are at least two written opinions by qualified professionals that the adult is incapable to some degree of making decisions about their affairs.

Duties of a Guardian or Co-decision-Maker

There are rules about the type of decisions guardians and co-decision-makers can make, accounting that must be made and how decisions are made.

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