WILLS & ESTATES
Appointment of Enduring Guardian
An appointment of enduring guardian appoints a person (or persons) to step in and make decisions on your behalf in the event you are incapacitated. An enduring guardian relates only to medical and health care decisions and will ensure that a person you choose makes those decision for you. An appointment of enduring guardian only takes effect in the event you lose capacity to make decisions on your own.
It is important you appoint someone who you trust and are comfortable with. This person will be capable of making medical decisions on your behalf. We recommend you have discussions with this person to ensure they understand what medical and life measures you want, including where you want to live. In many cases, we also recommend you appoint two people, to act jointly or severally, in the event one of those appointed is unable or unwilling to act.
We recommend entering into an enduring guardian as in the event of an accident or unfortunate event, your loved ones, and those you trust, will be able to make appropriate financial decisions on your behalf.