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About temporary representation

Temporary representation allows an incapable person to be represented only for a specific act (specific need).

This measure allows the person to:

  • continue exercising their rights, except for the one related to the act in question;
  • preserve their autonomy;
  • avoid the institution of a tutorship, since their need for representation is time-bound and restricted to a specific act.

Who can benefit from temporary representation

A person who is unable to perform a specific act because of an incapacity may benefit from temporary representation when this is the only type of representation they require. Another person can then be authorized to perform this act on their behalf, for example, renouncing a succession or selling a house or a building.

Medical and psychosocial assessments are required to determine the person’s incapacity and need for representation for the act in question.

Only the court can authorize someone close to them or another interested person, including the Curateur public, to act as temporary representative.

Last update: February 23, 2023


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