Assisting those that care for persons with a disability
A person can sign a document called an Enduring Power of Attorney and authorize another person to make financial decisions for them. A Representation Agreement can authorize another person to make personal decisions.
Should a person become mentally incompetent and not have an Enduring Power of Attorney and/or Representation Agreement, a relative or close friend can apply to the court to be appointed the Committee of the mentally incompetent person. Once appointed, the Committee can make decisions about the financial matters and the living arrangements of the mentally incompetent person.
What is the law?
Overview of the law and principles governing Committeeships and Powers of Attorney.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Answers to frequently asked questions about Committeeships, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.