Dependent Adult 

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Dependent adult applications

When an adult is unable to make independent personal care and financial decisions, a trusted representative may be appointed to make choices on his or her behalf. A family member or close friend can secure this role through a court application. In some cases, dependent adult applications are straightforward; in others, there may be conflict among interested people and disagreement about what the dependent adult would have wanted.

The family lawyers at Castle & Associates in Calgary offer the full scope of legal services with regards to dependent adult applications: We make sure applications are full and complete and in the best interests of your loved one. We also represent clients in the challenge or defence of a dependent adult application, and in the actions of a guardian.

Responsibilities Of Representing An Adult

Guardians hold a duty to act with care and attention when they make decisions for a represented adult. They have to make choices in the adult's best interests and according to his or her beliefs, values and wishes. The lawyers at Castle & Associates can help you, as a potential guardian, to understand the full scope of your legal responsibilities should you become tasked with making choices for your loved one.

As courtroom lawyers, we can also effectively represent family members who wish to challenge the actions of a guardian and want to see his or her authority revoked. As Alberta litigators with extensive trial experience up to and including the Court of Appeal, we can give you the representation you need to make your point of view to a judge.

Legal Services: Guardianship Applications Under The AGTA

To learn more about dependent adult applications in Calgary and how we can be of legal assistance, schedule a consultation appointment with one of our lawyers. Call us at 1-800-655-9680 toll free or 587-326-0128 within Calgary or contact us online.


We are family law litigators who have appeared in all three levels of Alberta courts: Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal. Our lawyers have nearly 60 years of courtroom experience between them and frequently appear before prominent Alberta judges.

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Castle & Associates accepts private retainer and legal aid clients and serves both with equal vigour and enthusiasm. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our legal services to get in touch with us for a consultation appointment with one of our lawyers.