Tutelle, curatelle, safeguarding justice: what differences?
Verified 19 February 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
The difference between the various protections is the degree of constraint on the actions of the middle finder. Guardianship is the legal protection measure with the most impact on the actions of the protected adult. Other protections are less restrictive of one's freedom of action.
Illness, disability, accident can impair a person's ability to defend their interests.
The judge may then decide on a legal protection measure by which another person helps him protect his interests.
Protection depends on the ability of the person to protect.
The request for protection may come from the person, a relative and, in some cases, the public prosecutor (upon request of a doctor in particular).
- Civil Code: Article 440Definition of curatorship and guardianship
- Electoral Code: Article L200Ineligibility of persons placed under trusteeship or guardianship
- Electoral Code: Articles L1 to L6Possibility of granting voting rights to a person in guardianship (Article L5)
- Civil Code: Articles 500 to 502Determination of the budget for the guardian