A guardian and trustee is provided authority to make decisions on behalf of a Represented Adult by an order granted by the court. This order will also often outline the financial information that must be provided to a Represented Adult’s family member and the types of personal decisions that a guardian has the authority to make.
Sometimes family members or friends have concerns with the personal decisions a guardian is making on behalf of a Represented Adult; they may believe that a guardian is not complying with the court order or that a Represented Adult is at risk of suffering physical or mental harm. In other instances concerns are raised about the manner in which a trustee is managing a Represented Adult’s financial affairs and have questions about how a Represented Adult’s money is being spent.
The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, SA 2008, c A-4.2, provides concerned family members and friends with the ability to apply to the court to seek information on the decisions made by a guardian or trustee. If you are concerned about the decisions being made by a court appointed guardian and/or trustee and would like further information on your legal options, please contact our office.
Initial consultations are free of charge.
For more information see the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, SA 2008, c A-4.2.