Ask for a review of an Order
You can ask the Family Court to review:
- Personal Orders
- Orders appointing a property manager
- Orders for administering property
- Orders appointing a welfare guardian.
What can be reviewed
At a review the court can:
- change or refuse to change an Order
- end or refuse to end an Order
- extend the period of a Personal Order or Order appointing a Welfare Guardian (the court must also set a date for review more than 3 years but not more than 5 years from the date of the new order)
- extend an Order to Appoint a Property Manager (the court must set another date for review that is not later than 3 years after the date of the new order).
When the court makes the Order, it will say who is responsible for making an application for a review and when a review application must be made.
As part of the review the court will look at whether the person the Order has been made for can:
- understand the nature of decisions about their own personal care and welfare, and manage their property
- understand what could happen as a result of such decisions
- say what they want about such decisions.
The court can also look at whether the person who has been appointed as a welfare guardian or property manager is still the best person to carry out this role.
Who can ask for a review
An application to review an Order can be made at any time by:
- the person who the Order is for
- the welfare guardian or property manager.
You should file your application at the court closest to where the person who the Order is for lives.
Find a court
To apply for a review, you fill out the same forms you used to apply for the original Order.
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