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Who can apply for guardianship, guardianship or safeguarding of justice?

Verified 01 January 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The opening of a measure of legal protection of the adult (protection of justice, guardianship, guardianship) may be requested from the judge of protection disputes by the following persons:

  • Person to protect herself
  • Person with whom she lives as a couple
  • Parent or ally
  • Person with middle finger close and stable ties
  • Person exercising (already) another legal protection measure (curator or guardian)

The application may also be submitted by the public prosecutor on its own initiative or at the request of a third party. They can be a doctor, a director of a health institution, a social worker, etc.

The legal protection measure is determined by the degree of impairment of the personal faculties of the person to be protected.