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Enduring Guardianship Quote

    VERY IMPORTANT

    Your enduring guardian CANNOT make legal or financial decisions on your behalf.

    If you want to appoint someone to make decisions about your legal or financial affairs on your behalf, you must appoint an attorney under a power of attorney. If you want this appointment to continue to be effective when you have lost your mental capacity and are no longer able to make decisions on your behalf, then you will need to have an Enduring Power of Attorney - not an enduring guardianship - for this purpose.

    Your enduring guardian can only make decisions about your health and lifestyle when you cannot make those decisions for yourself. They are responsible for your care and welfare when you have lost your mental capacity.

    Your Enduring Guardianship

    When does your appointment of your enduring guardian become effective? Your enduring guardian can only make decisions on your behalf when you are unable to make those decisions yourself. This may require medical advice confirming that you have lost your mental capacity or you are otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself.

    What decisions do you want your enduring guardian to make? Generally, you legally appoint your enduring guardian to make decisions about your health and lifestyle when you cannot make those decisions for yourself. They are responsible for your care and welfare when you have lost your mental capacity.

    If you want to be more specific about what your enduring guardian can or cannot decide, please include/clarify your instructions in this part.

    Do you want your enduring guardian to decide where you live?
    YesNo

    Please provide details of your specific wishes or instructions. If you have none, please just write 'NIL'.

    Do you want your enduring guardian to decide what health care you receive?
    YesNo

    Please provide details of your specific wishes or instructions. If you have none, please just write 'NIL'.

    Do you want your enduring guardian to decide what personal services you receive?
    YesNo

    Please provide details of your specific wishes or instructions. If you have none, please just write 'NIL'.

    Do you want your enduring guardian to decide/consent to what medical or dental treatment you receive?
    YesNo

    Please provide details of your specific wishes or instructions. If you have none, please just write 'NIL'.

    Do you want to limit your enduring guardian powers in any way?
    YesNo

    Please provide details of what limitations you wish to impose.

    See notes below

    Important notes about limiting your enduring guardian's powers
    Not allowing your enduring guardian to make decisions by selecting 'No' to any of the questions above or by limiting their power in any way undermines the fundamental purpose of the enduring guardianship and appointing your enduring guardian to make decisions on your behalf. If you are concerned about the decisions your enduring guardian may make, instead of not allowing them to make decisions, you should considering being specific in your instructions or consider appointing a different enduring guardian instead.

    Appointment of Enduring Guardians

    How many enduring guardians do you wish to appoint?

    Generally, we do not recommend appointing more than 3 enduring guardians (unless there is a specific justifiable reason) because 'too many' enduring guardians can create unnecessary complications, confusion, and conflict between your enduring guardians and make the management of your care and welfare more challenging. If you change your mind, change the selection above BEFORE completing any further steps. Any changes afterwards will erase any information you have already entered about your enduring guardians below.

    How do you want to appoint your enduring guardians?
    IndividuallyJointlyAlternatively

    Individually or 'jointly and severally' means your enduring guardians can act independently of each other. This is generally the assumption or default appontment.

    Jointly means your enduring guardians must act together.

    Alternatively (or substitute) means a subsequent enduring guardian can only act if the prior enduring guardian is unwilling, unable or unavailable to act (ie, you appoint your second enduring guardian to act if your first enduring guardian is unable or unavailable to act)

    If one or more enduring guardian is unwilling, unable or unavailable to act, what do you want to happen to the joint appointment?

    You want the appointment of the remaining enduring guardians to continueYou want the appointment of all enduring guardians to end

    Your Enduring Guardian's Information

    Your enduring guardian's full legal name

    Your enduring guardian's occupation

    Your enduring guardian's date of birth

    Your enduring guardian's email address

    Your enduring guardian's phone number

    Your enduring guardian's address




    Their relationship to you

    Your 2nd Enduring Guardian's Information

    Your 2nd enduring guardian's full legal name

    Your 2ndenduring guardian's occupation

    Your 2ndenduring guardian's date of birth

    Your 2nd enduring guardian's email address

    Your 2nd enduring guardian's phone number

    Your 2nd enduring guardian's address




    Your 2nd enduring guardian's relationship to you

    Your 3rd Guardian's Information

    Your 3rd enduring guardian's full legal name

    Your 3rdenduring guardian's occupation

    Your 3rdenduring guardian's date of birth

    Your 3rd enduring guardian's email address

    Your 3rd enduring guardian's phone number

    Your 3rd enduring guardian's address




    Your 3rd enduring guardian's relationship to you

    Additional Enduring Guardians' Information

    Generally, we do not recommend appointing more than 3 enduring guardians as 'too many' enduring guardians can create unnecessary complications, confusion, and conflict between your enduring guardians and make the management of your care and welfare more challenging.

    For more than 3 enduring guardians, please provide the additional details of those enduring guardians (in the same format as above) in the box below. If you do not wish to add other enduring guardians, please go back to change your selection on the number of enduring guardians that you wish to appoint.

    General Comments

    If there is anything else you want to ask or add, include that here. Generally, what you write here would not be included in the enduring guardianship but it may assist us in determining whether you require further advice or assistance.

    Additional Information

    Would you also like to receive information about making an enduring power of attorney? The enduring guardianship only applies to your care and welfare but it does not apply to legal and financial matters. You must appoint an attorney under an enduring power of attorney to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf.
    Yes, please send me more information about making an enduring power of attorney.No, I do not want to receive more information at this time.

    Would you also like to receive information about making or updating a Will? The enduring guardianship is only relevant while you are still alive. If you have passed away, your enduring guardians will no longer be authorised to do anything on your behalf. Your estate will be handled by your executor (if you have a Will) or an administrator (if you do not have a Will).
    Yes, please send me more information about making or updating my Will.No, I do not want to receive more information at this time.

    Your Details

    Your full legal name

    Your occupation

    Your date of birth

    Your email address

    Your phone number

    Your address