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Halifax Association for Community Living

hosts an


Legal Capacity
Supported Decision Making

Did you know that when your child becomes an adult at 19, you are no longer
considered their legal guardian in the eyes of the law in Nova Scotia?

Are you confident that your adult child can make decisions concerning,
financial and medical matters that affect him or her?

Did you know that trying to set up a Registered Disability Savings Plan, on
behalf of an adult who is not considered legally competent may become
problematic at some banking institutions?

Have you ever wondered how the Privacy and Personal Information Protection
Acts impact on your family’s situation?

Have you considered the pros and cons of Guardianship? Did you know that
you don’t need a lawyer to apply for guardianship?

If you have ever had any of these concerns, you may be interested in
attending this information seminar.

Come and hear Michelle Morgan-Coole, a lawyer and parent of a child

with special needs, explain the law of guardianship and Kathleen
Purdy, a parent who has obtained guardianship of her adult son
without hiring a lawyer. Ask questions – get the scoop!!!

When: Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Alderney Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

Please call 463-4752 or email:

to register for this popular session by April 15th