Cases We Handle
- Financial elder abuse including fraud
- Patients Property Act disputes
- Committeeship applications
- Disputes involving representatives pursuant to Representation Agreements
- Disputes involving attorneys pursuant to Powers of Attorney
BC Committee Terms
Here are some of the common terms used in connection with Committees:
- Committee: A person or institution who is appointed to make personal, medical, legal and/or financial decisions for an adult person who is mentally incapable and cannot make those decisions for him or herself. A family member or close friend, a trust company, or the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia can fill this role. A committee of the estate can be appointed by the court.
- Committee of the Estate: Able to make financial and legal decisions on behalf of the Patient.
- Committee of the Person: Able to make personal and medical decisions for the Patient
- Incapable: The Attorney General, a near relative of a person or other person may apply to the court for an order declaring that a person is unable to manage his affairs or manage himself because of:
(a) mental infirmity arising from disease, age or otherwise, or
(b) disorder or disability of mind arising from the use of drugs.
Patient: An adult person who is mentally incapable and cannot make those decisions for him or herself.