GUARDIANS

Guardianship over an adult

If an adult is permanently unable to understand or control his actions due to mental illness, feeble-mindedness or other mental disorder, the person himself may; his parent; her husband; his or her adult child or the municipality or city government to submit an application to the court for the appointment of guardianship and guardian.
If the person in need of guardianship has no persons with the right to submit an application to the court (parent, spouse, adult child), the local government, or Keila Linnavalitsus, applies to the court with the application.
The local government is also involved in the process if the application to the court is made by a person with the right.
Guardianship is not necessary if the interests of the adult can be protected through authorization and family members or other helpers.
In case of questions and to obtain additional information, contact the guardianship specialist of the city government, who will give advice, help write a statement, reports to the court, etc.
If it is not possible to appoint a suitable legal entity as the guardian, the municipality or city government with which the adult is most strongly connected will be appointed as the guardian. An adult is most strongly connected, among other things, to the municipal or city government where he comes from, where he has lived most of the time, with which he has maintained important ties, where his relatives or property are located, or where his place of residence according to the population register is located.

Base:  Chapter 13 of the Family Law 

Guardianship of a minor 

If neither of the child's parents has the right of representation or the child's origin cannot be determined, a guardian is appointed for the child.
An official of a family status institution or other government institution or municipality or city government, police officer, head of a medical institution or welfare institution, judge, prosecutor, notary and bailiff, who has information about a child in need of guardianship, is obliged to report this to the municipality or city government and the court according to the usual place of residence of the person in need of guardianship .
The court decides on the appointment of guardianship on its own initiative or on the basis of an application by the municipal or city government or an interested person.
The guardian can be an adult natural person with full legal capacity.
Until the appointment of a guardian, the municipality or city administration following the place of residence entered in the population register of the child performs the duties of the guardian, if the prerequisites for the appointment of guardianship are met.
If a suitable natural or legal person cannot be found, the municipality or city government with which the child is most strongly connected is appointed as the guardian. The child is most strongly connected, among other things, to the municipality or city government where he comes from, where he has lived most of the time, with which he has maintained important ties, where his relatives or property are located, or where his place of residence according to the population register is located.

Base: Chapter 12 of the Family Law

Guardianship specialist:
Merlin Jänes
merlin.janes@keila.ee
5858 8423

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Keila City Government
Keskväljak 11,
Keila 76608, Estonia

Working hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu: 8.00 -16.30
Tue: 8.00 - 18.30
Fri: 8.00 - 14.00

Phone: 6790700
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