Adult Guardianship / Committee Applications

A committee is a person appointed by the Court to act as a guardian for an adult who is incapable of managing his or her own affairs.

There are two types of committees:

  1. committee of the person (for personal and healthcare decisions);
  2. committee of the estate (for financial and legal decisions).

In order to apply to the Court for a committee order, the adult must be declared mentally incapable by two physicians.

Committees have a fiduciary obligation to the adult they are assisting and are required to maintain detailed accounts in relation to the adult’s assets. At Taylor Pelton, we can draft the committee application and associated affidavits on your behalf. We can also advise you with respect to the duties of a committee.