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A Guardianship Application or acting as a Guardian of Property can be challenging to navigate. Our estate lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through these challenges. Whether commencing a Guardianship Application for an adult or child or acting as a Court-appointed Guardian of Property, we are here to help.

Adult and child Guardianship Applications

When a person becomes incapable and a Power of Attorney for Property and/or Personal Care has been executed, the Attorney appointed can act under the document by managing the financial and personal affairs of the incapable person. However, if the person did not execute a Power of Attorney for Property and/or Personal Care before they became incapable, a decision maker will likely need to be appointed by the Court, in order to have the authority to manage the financial and personal affairs of the incapable person. This process is known as a Guardianship Application under the Substitute Decisions Act.

When there is no one with the legal authority to manage a minor’s property, the minor’s funds are to be paid to the Accountant of the Superior Court of Justice, unless the minor’s assets do not exceed $35,000, or a Guardianship Application is commenced and a Guardian of Property is appointed by the Court. This process is known as a Guardianship Application under the Children’s Law Reform Act.

Whether it is commencing a Court Application for an adult or minor Guardianship, the Siskinds Estate Team has the expertise in commencing these Applications and will carefully guide the proposed Guardian throughout the process so that the Guardian is aware of their responsibilities and duties as Guardian.

View an extensive article that outlines our team in more detail here.


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Learn more about Leanne Kuchynski.

Leanne Kuchynski

Associate - Estate Litigation
Learn more about Paul Strickland.

Paul Strickland

Partner - General Litigation, Estate Planning
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Laura Geddes

Associate - Wills & Estate Planning

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Really great experience through a very difficult situation. Anna [Szczurko] and her team were amazing. Very thorough, diligent and supportive every step of the way. Thank you all so very much. - S.D.

Thank you! Thank you, Andrea [Cooley]. With this settled, I feel like 1000 lbs have been lifted from my shoulders. Thank you for everything. I am so grateful to Andrea for her help. - M.F.

Angela [Belair] and Elena [Ashford] helped me through the immigration process and made the whole application very straight forward. They also had time to answer any questions I had and were very quick to reply. – G.S.