Act to amend various provisions
as regards the protection of persons
Find out more about the changes that will have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and their loved ones.
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The "advisor to the person of full age" plan is ideal for a person with a mild intellectual deficit or someone who is temporarily incapacitated by illness.
You are able to take care of yourself but may find some situations overwhelming because you are not sure what decision to take. The protection plan with advisor to the person of full age means you have someone you can rely on to help you with perform certain tasks that you find too complex. Generally speaking, the decisions in which your advisor intervenes concern your property.
This limited form of protective supervision is the one that gives you most independence because:
WARNING! Your advisor does not represent you. They are not allowed to sign a contract on your behalf.
Your advisor has to help you with certain administrative transactions and also ensure that you do not suffer any prejudice as a result of a transaction you undertook on your own.
The judge has decided which transactions you need help with or which ones you are able to handle alone.
You may sign a lease of up to three years or give away low-value items. However, your advisor’s assistance is required for more far-reaching transactions such as:
A transaction that you perform without help may only be annulled if it causes you harm.
As soon as your protective supervision comes into force, a file is opened under your name at the Curateur public. A staff member is assigned to your file, and they are the person to contact if you need any information.
Your protective supervision has to be reviewed every three years. If your medical and psychosocial assessments show that you no longer need protection, your protective supervision will end. If you require more protection, the court will place you under tutorship or curatorship.
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