Legal capacity addresses a person’s ability to understand the nature and consequences of making decisions that:
A) are legally binding
B) affect their rights, responsibilities, obligations, and legal entitlements, as well as those of others
Examples of these decisions include entering, buying or selling a home or business; initiating a lawsuit; and executing a Health Care Directive, Power of Attorney, or will. Someone who lacks legal capacity (in other words, is legally incapacitated)...
Many adults across Alberta are not in a position to make their own decisions regarding their personal and financial matters. In instances like these, the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) permits family members and concerned parties to apply for a Guardianship or Trusteeship Order to ensure that their loved ones are not compromised or taken advantage of.
Because they both support the care and protection of a vulnerable loved one, Guardianship and Trusteeship Orders are often...
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