Guardianship is the legal relationship between a guardian and a person who is unable to manage their own affairs due to mental or physical incapacity. The rules and procedures for the appointment of a guardian, as well as the guardian’s rights and duties, are outlined in Act No. XXIV of 2012. The act includes provisions for appointing a guardian for minors as well as for adults who are unable to manage their own affairs due to mental or physical incapacity. It specifies the criteria that must be met for a person to be appointed as a guardian and the procedures for challenging a guardian’s appointment.
A primary objective of the act is to ensure that the person’s rights and interests under guardianship are respected and protected. It aims to provide a legal framework that allows persons who are unable to manage their own affairs to do so effectively, while also ensuring that their rights are respected and upheld.
The act establishes the guardian’s rights and duties in addition to establishing the rules and procedures for their appointment. It establishes the powers and duties of guardians in relation to the person in their care, as well as the requirements for managing the person’s property and assets.
The act also outlines the procedures for challenging a guardian’s appointment and specifies the criteria that must be met for a person to be appointed as a guardian. The act also provides for court supervision of guardians and establishes the court’s powers and duties in relation to guardianship.
If you want to learn more about guardianship and how to apply, we recommend visiting the website guardianship.gov.mt. This website provides information about guardianship, who can apply for it, and how the application process works. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about this important legal arrangement.