Guardianship, Administration and Powers of Attorney
Making arrangements now for future circumstances where age, accident or illness robs people of the ability to make their own decisions is a wise life choice. SMR Legal’s guardianship lawyers prepares lifestyle, financial and medical treatment powers of attorney to achieve this purpose, and also assists families where the necessary arrangements haven’t been made prior to a loved one losing capacity.
Building on the trail-blazing work of Mary Stewart, SMR Legal’s team of lawyers is renowned for its contribution to public education about legal issues and options impacting people with disabilities. It also assists and advises on applications to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), advises and advocates about the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults and those with special care requirements.
Investigations in relation to concerns about the abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults with decision-making disabilities also form part of the work SMR Legal undertakes in this area of law.
Please feel free to ask us a question and we will be happy to discuss your needs.
Refer also to information at the Office of the Public Advocate, www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au.