Accompanied Major Scheme: What is it and what is it for?

"Family by Law" is a section of Caiado Guerreiro where the team leader of the Family and Succession Department, Stéfanie Luz, answers questions on the subject.
News 05/03/2024

The Portuguese regime for safeguarding and protecting adults does not apply solely to disability cases.

With age comes often risk behaviours or health problems that make it impossible for a person, despite age, to exercise their rights and duties fully and consciously. These can include:

  • Mental illnesses that cause dementia (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, etc.);
  • Forgetting to take medication;
  • Alcohol and drug abuse;
  • Unconscious squandering of assets (among many others)

For these cases, the law provides a legal frame that allows the adult’s family members to safeguard their well-being and care through the total or partial administration of their assets and the need for prior authorization to carry out certain acts, such as changing doctors or treatment plans.

Talk to your lawyer for more questions on Family and Succession.

The content of this information does not constitute any specific legal advice; the latter can only be given when faced with a specific case. Please contact us for any further clarification or information deemed necessary in what concerns the application of the law.


Practice Areas

  • Family and Inheritance