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I am a retired Financial Planner who does tax work. I have

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I am a retired Financial Planner who does tax work. I have a client whose legal husband has dementia, is in a facility, and they are separated. His affairs have been taken over by the public guardian who are making demands for 50% of all the assets, those that are joint and those that are solely in her name. Her current lawyer to whom she has paid substantial sum for over a year is insisting that she settle things on this basis and not go to court. I have advised her to seek at least a second opinion before going to court in early December. Is there a lawyer within a reasonable distance from Vernon who has extensive experience dealing with public guardian situation? Can you recommend someone she can see. Please reply toXXX@XXXXXX.XXX. Thank you.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 9 months ago.
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Dear friend,

These are probably the best in Vernon.

www.NixonWenger.com

www.KernCoEstateLaw.com


You should definitely look at these two sites first:

PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA | The Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to safeguard and uphold the legal and financial interests of children; manage the legal, financial and personal care interests of adults needing assistance in decision-making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. Okanagan office: (250)(NNN) NNN-NNNN| Public Guardian BC Website. - See more at: http://www.okanaganelderlaw.com/further-information/#sthash.fCnBls5Z.dpuf
http://www.trustee.bc.ca/

and

http://bcceas.ca/
Public Guardian BC Website.
PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA | The Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to safeguard and uphold the legal and financial interests of children; manage the legal, financial and personal care interests of adults needing assistance in decision-making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. Okanagan office: (250)(NNN) NNN-NNNN| Public Guardian BC Website. - See more at: http://www.okanaganelderlaw.com/further-information/#sthash.fCnBls5Z.dpuf


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Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I need to know whether or not the lawyer or law firm recommended by you has in depth knowledge and experience dealing the situations involving a matter being handled by the provincial public guardian service taking over the affairs of a spouse who has dementia.

Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 9 months ago.
Dear Norm,

Both of these outstanding firms have a great breadth of experience. This question can best be answered by a simple phone call to them on Monday morning, There are a number of attorneys in each office and there should be several who can answer this question, as dementia is a feature of Alzheimer's (and other disorders) and should be a fairly common issue in guardianship cases.

Warm regards,

Elliott

Elliott, LPCC, NCC, Psychotherapist
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