Tasks of a Guardian
A Registry Office or a District Court may appoint a guardian for a person who cannot himself or herself look after his or her interests or take care of his or her affairs. The guardian is in a fiduciary relationship with the client. He or she protects the interests of the client and represents the client in the matters that have been assigned as his or her task. The Registry Office or the District Court decides on the assignment of a guardian’s tasks.
- Guardianship Services Act (442/1999)
- Act on the Arrangement of Guardianship Services (575/2008)
- Guardianship Services Decree (889/1999)
- The government decree on the fee of a guardian (696/2012) applies to fees with effect from 1 January 2013.
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Updated on 27 August 2010
Ministry of Justice