Toronto Guardianship Law Firm

When a minor, loved one with special needs or other individual whom you care for or have obligations to is incapable of managing property and personal care, including making decisions with regard to shelter, nutrition, medical and health care, it may make sense to have a guardian appointed for that person. A guardian has the legal authority and duty to care for the personal care and property of the incapable person.

Help With All Aspects of Guardianships

Guardianship law and procedure are complex and hold guardians to a high standard of care. For advice regarding these matters, contact the Toronto, Ontario, guardianship lawyers of the law firm of O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP. We have established many guardianships and are familiar with the legal considerations and processes involved in:

  • Obtaining court approval to be appointed as a guardian
  • Preparing a management plan
  • Administering a guardianship
  • Managing the incapable person's finances, including investing and distributing funds and protecting wealth through effective estate planning

Margaret O'Sullivan is frequently involved in providing legal opinions and acting as an expert witness with regard to the legal costs involved in guardianships and compensation of guardians for personal injury actions, and has been cited in several high-profile Ontario court decisions.

Firm founder and managing partner Margaret O'Sullivan is a past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association and a trusts and estates bar leader. Partner Susannah Roth has practiced in the area of trusts and estates since being called to the bar in 2002 and is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Emma Hamilton's practice includes estate planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2016. Emma is currently completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

For experienced guardianship legal help in Ontario, contact O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP.