The website recommends a route of least restrictive practice before seeking an order in addition details the application process. The site also carefully defines least restrictive practice and details the different types of substitute decision making. Importantly Victoria stresses trialling less restrictive alternatives before making guardianship applications.
WA Law Society – When a client’s Capacity is in doubt, A Practical Guide for Solicitors Although a guide for solicitors, the lay out is extremely user friendly and outlines things such as red flags for signs of lack of capacity, key principles for instance don’t make assumptions, how to communicate with the clients i.e. use open ended questions and which professional assessor is appropriate for referral.