Public Guardian and Trustee
|The BC government's Public Guardian and Trustee provides services concerning the estates of children, estates without trustees or administrators, and adults who require assistance with decision-making, including those who are not mentally competent.
Phone: Outside of the Lower Mainland, call Service BC at 1-800-663-7867 and ask to be connected with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.
Website: The Reports and Publications page includes links to publications on adult guardianship.
In law, having the capacity, ability, or authorization to do a thing. A person who is competent to give evidence is sane and able to understand the issues and results of their evidence. A court that is competent has the authority to deal with the issues in a case and authority over the parties to that case.