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Guardianship and trusteeship

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Definition: The legal responsibility as assigned by a court to look after the interests and well-being of a child, or of someone who is not capable of looking after their own affairs. Guardianship involves responsibility for personal decisions (e.g. living arrangements, medical care); Trusteeship involves responsibility for financial affairs (e.g. property, money).
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The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include: Landlord and tenant; Real estate; Wills and estates; Registered charities; Elder abuse; and Law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available to download as PDFs or print copies may be ordered. 

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CPLEA has created new resources on Family Law in Alberta in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. The five booklets in the series provide practical legal information on Child Custody and ParentingFinancial SupportProperty Division, Representing Yourself in Family Court, and Young Parents. The booklets provide information for both married and unmarried couples.  The booklets can be downloaded for free at www.cplea.ca/publications. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

Related keywords: Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship, Self-representation

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services for:

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You can apply online or call for assistance. Help is available in more than 100 languages.

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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is for people who are wondering if they should write a Personal Directive. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Personal Directive and how a Personal Directive can help you to look after your future personal (non-financial) needs. It describes some common examples. This 16 page PDF is available for free download.

Related keywords: Guardianship and trusteeship, Wills and estates

Alberta Resources

This online resource from Alberta Human Services provides information about the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) which came into force on October 30, 2009. It includes information about the various decision-making options under the Act, and has sections specifically for private guardians, service providers and legal professionals. There is also a roster of designated capacity assessors.
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This booklet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta 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 32 page PDF is available for download.

Related keywords: Guardianship and trusteeship, Wills and estates

This online resource from Alberta Human Services relates to situations when an adult would like to become a guardian of a child to support or replace the parent. It explains private guardianship and the process of applying for a private guardianship order.

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This booklet provides information on the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and explains what happens when someone calls Child and Family Services on their family.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship

If an adult’s ability to make personal decisions is impaired but they can make decisions with good support, co-decision-making may be an option. The adult who needs support doesn’t lose authority to make their own decisions. They share that authority with their co-decision-maker. Learn more about co-decision making.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Guardianship and trusteeship, Health issues

This online resource about Family law is provided by Legal Aid Alberta. It includes information about: marriage and 'common law relationships'; divorce; property rights, and guardianship of children; and explains some of the differences between a marriage and an Adult Interdependent Relationship.

Related keywords: Common law relationships, Divorce and separation, Guardianship and trusteeship, Marriage

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