When an adult can no longer independently manage his or her legal, financial, or business affairs and/or health and care matters because of mental incapacity due to age, disease or otherwise, it is common for a trusted family member or close friend to step in and provide assistance. 

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At Nixon Wenger LLP, our lawyers are experienced in handling Committeeship applications and elder law generally.

Worried about someone’s ability to manage their finances, legal or business affairs?

Know someone who needs help managing their health, well-being, or place of residence?

In British Columbia, you can apply to be appointed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as “Private Committee” for a person who is mentally incapable.  A Private Committee manages the ongoing affairs of someone who is alive and protects that person’s best interests.

With some restrictions, the Private Committee acts in the place of the adult as if the adult were mentally capable.  If there is no one else willing and able to assist, the Public Guardian and Trustee may have a role in providing assistance to the adult by acting as Committee.

We save you hours of time and confusion navigating the court application process. 

We are experienced in Committeeship applications and elder law so you don’t have to be.

Who We Are:

Ryan Irving, Partner

Allison Jaquish, Associate

We save you hours of time and confusion navigating the court application process. 

We are experienced in Committeeship applications and elder law so you don’t have to be.

At Nixon Wenger LLP, our lawyers are experienced in handling Committeeship applications and elder law generally.

If there is someone in your life who you feel may be in need of a formal guardian or Private Committee, and you wish to talk about the court application process, or to hear about other options that might be appropriate for you and your family, then contact us – we can help.

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