As a family member ages, their estate and financial security become increasingly vulnerable to their own mental capacity or predatory practices by others. It may be necessary for a lawyer to assist a family with establishing a committeeship when a parent or spouse cannot handle their own affairs and no power of attorney has been established. Whether you are seeking assistance in caring for an incapacitated family member or preparing for your own future, Nirwan Law Corporation will be able to assist you.
How do committeeship applications protect loved ones?
A committee is a person or institution that acts as a guardian over an individual who is incapable of making financial, medical or legal decisions for themselves. Since a committeeship removes a person’s autonomy, there are several considerations the Court must take into account before granting a committeeship application.
As part of this assessment, it is important to determine the individual’s mental capacity and decision-making abilities, as well as who would serve as their committee, usually a family member or trustee. An experienced lawyer can help you ensure your elderly family members are properly protected.
What are common elder law disputes?
Disputes may arise between unethical family members or acquaintances when an elderly person is unable to protect their own interests. In these situations, a lawyer can work to prevent financial abuse or reclaim lost assets and rights. Typical disputes involving incapacitated individuals or committee obligations include:
- Financial abuse
- Patients Property Act disputes
- Disputes over an individual’s mental capacity
- Disputes over committee applications or powers of attorney
At Nirwan Law Corporation, our skilled lawyers have handled delicate cases involving family members and successfully defended the rights and assets of elderly victims.
Do you need a committeeship lawyer?
Elder law disputes and committeeship application requires a thoughtful and empathetic lawyer who considers the best interests of the individual and their family members. To discuss disputes or committeeship applications with Nirwin Law Corporation’s experienced lawyers, contact us online or by calling 604-372-0253.