The Public Trustee of New Brunswick protects the financial and personal interests of the elderly, persons with disabilities, children, missing or deceased persons, when there is no one else able and willing to do so.
The Public Trustee cannot become involved in mediating family disputes or investigate cases of financial abuse. However, appropriate referrals will be made as necessary.
The Public Trustee can be appointed to:
How to Apply
Any individual can make a referral to the Public Trustee. Referrals for Public Trustee Services are made in writing through the completion of an Application for Services.
Cost of Services
Clients are charged a fee for all services provided to them by the Public Trustee. Clients may also be charged for the services of external service providers when work is contracted out on their behalf. For example, if a house needs to be sold, the client is responsible to pay Real Estate fees in addition to any fees payable for the activities of the Public Trustee.
If satisfied that hardship or unfairness will result from payment of a fee, the Public Trustee may reduce a fee.
Fees are regulated by the Provincial Government and can be viewed at New Brunswick Regulation 2008-56 under the Public Trustee Act.