Disputes can arise over whether a loved one has capacity to make decisions for themselves, and who (if anyone) should be empowered to make decisions on their behalf. Our specialist team can help you to navigate these sensitive issues in delicate manner.
If you are concerned about the capacity of a loved one, or you are concerned about the ability of person who is appointed to make decisions on their behalf, it is often sensible to seek legal advice, and seek it as soon as there is a concern – early intervention is critical. We can help you to understand the applicable law so that you are informed and empowered.
We can assist with:
- drafting powers of attorney documents (where there is capacity);
- the appointment of a guardian or administrator;
- the removal of a guardian or administrator;
- varying the terms of appointment of a guardian or administrator;
- financial abuse and mismanagement disputes including issue of proceedings to recover assets misappropriated;
- disputes regarding whether someone has capacity or not;
- urgent applications to protect a vulnerable person;
- applications at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal relating to guardianship and administration; and
- advising attorneys as to their duties, rights and obligations.
Our usual approach is to:
- provide you with a clear and transparent fee quote;
- discuss your requirements, goals and desired outcomes; and
- tailor a solution with your specific circumstances in mind.