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"Be silent, if you choose; but when necessary, speak -- and speak in such a way that people will remember it."
~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

guardianship girlNOTE: Nova Scotia’s new adult adult representation [formerly known as “adult guardianship”] legislation (the Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act) came in  to force on December 28, 2017.

Families who recognize the need to obtain representation [formerly “adult guardianship”]  of an adult family member often have very limited options and face significant obstacles, such as

  • The financial cost generally runs into several thousands of dollar; and
  • The difficulty explaining exactly how their family member’s difficulties impact their daily life

Should you choose to retain me to bring a representation application, you will experience the additional benefit that comes from retaining counsel who has been a member of the disability community for over 20 years.

In the near future, I hope to be able to offer Nova Scotia families two new options: 

  • The purchase of the a do-it-yourself Kit [similar to the former Nova Scotia Legal Guardianship  Kit] that will allows you to bring a representation application on your own, without incurring the cost of retaining a lawyer.
  • Combine the cost-savings benefits of the Nova Scotia Legal Representation with the knowledge that a disability lawyer is available to you on as needed basis.

 

 

Listen to my interview on CBC’s Main Street program regarding this new legislation and it’s potential effect on families in the disability community.

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