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.
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.
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.
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.