Hi there and thank you for your question,
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When people talk of fiduciary duties, it is normally directors owing certain duties to the shareholders of the company, but I suppose that you could speak of duties such as fiduciary duties when it comes to curators.
As you are no doubt aware, a curator bonis is appointed by the High Court to manage a person's affairs since that person has been found by the High Court not to be able to do it himself.
As such, the only person that the curator bonis owes a duty to is to the person.
The curator bonis must always act in the person's best interests, and if the curator bonis doesn't, then you can apply to the High Court to have the curator bonis removed.
Now acting in the person's best interests often means that the curator bonis must ask members of the family for their advice. The problem is what if the members of the family can't agree on what the curator bonis should do. What if there is a fight / disagreement - which is what I suspect is happening here.
You need to remember that the curator bonis is not actually asking the family for their "instructions", but rather for suggestions. At the end of the day the curator bonis makes the decision.
If that decision is wrong, you can have the curator bonis removed. Does that assist?
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