This booklet is for people who either:
- find themselves, or a loved one, in a state of diminished mental capacity and are interested in exploring joint decision-making options; or
- have a loved one who has lost capacity and must set up Guardianship and Trusteeship for that person.
This booklet gives general information only, not legal advice. It is not a do-it-yourself guide. For that, you need a more detailed self-help publication or legal advice. See the last few pages of this booklet for information on where to get this help.
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For more information, see these other Canadian Legal FAQs.
- Wills and Estates in Alberta
- Adult Interdependent Relationships
- Sources of Legal Assistance in Alberta
- See the list of Additional Resources for further information on the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
- Court Forms for Matters under the Family Law Act (Guardianship
- Need Help? Alberta Supports Centres will provide assistance with guardianship and trusteeship applications as well as writing a personal directive and applying for co-decision-making. See http://humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship/personal-matters-application-help.html
This page was last updated in September 2014.