Guardianship, administration and mentorship
Guardianship, protective administration and mentorship constitute various measures to protect people who cannot take decisions themselves very well; because of a mental impairment, for instance, addiction or dementia.
What are the differences between guardianship, administration and mentorship?
Guardianship for financial and personal decisions
Guardianship is for people who are unable to take care of their financial and personal affairs and for whom protective administration and mentorship are not sufficient.
A guardian will decide about money, care, nursing care, treatment or assistance for the person concerned. Somebody who is under guardianship has no legal capacity to act. All current guardianships are to be found in the public Central Guardianship and Administration Register.
Administration for financial decisions
Protective administration is for those people who are unable to take care of their financial affairs. The protective guardian manages the money and property of the person concerned. Protective guardianship may be instituted for reasons of dissipation or problematic debts. Administration measures are entered in the guardianships are entered/to be found in the public Central Guardianship and Administration Register
Mentorship for personal decisions
Mentorship is for people who are no longer able to take care of their personal affairs. The mentor will decide about care, nursing care, treatment or assistance for the person concerned.
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