Better protection for incapacitated Belgian pensioners living abroadTuesday, 09 October 2018 17:59
The practical problems that this type of situation can cause are now settled by Belgian law. The Justice Department has been designated as the competent institution to handle requests from abroad or to contact overseas-based institutions. It will serve as a bridge with the investigating judge charged with deciding on such protective measures.
A new law also introduces a procedure that judges need to follow to approve and apply measures taken abroad.
"Everyone deserves to enjoy their retirement in all quietude,” Geens said. “How to apply the measures for protecting incapacitated persons in cross-border situations is now more clearly defined. In this way, we have harmonised our laws with those applicable in many other European Union member countries that have already applied this convention.”
The Brussels Times
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