Enduring Guardianship

An Enduring Guardian is someone you choose to make personal and lifestyle decisions on your behalf when you are not capable of doing this for yourself.
 
If you are over 18 years of age, you can appoint a guardian. You choose which decisions you want your enduring guardian to make (known as functions), and you can give your guardian directions on how to carry out the functions.
 
You can give your enduring guardian as many or as few functions as you like and you may also give the guardian directions about how to exercise the decision-making functions you give them. For example you can direct your guardian to consult with your close friend on each function whenever possible. You can give your guardian a function, for example to decide where you should live and direct that they can override your objection to their decision if it is in your best interests to do so.
 
Most importantly, an enduring guardian cannot make a Will for you, vote on your behalf, consent to marriage, manage your finances or override your objections, if any, to medical treatment. 

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, contact us.

Parramatta Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9200
Level 11, 100 George Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150

or

Norwest Baulkham Hills Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9343
Suite 601, Level 6, 2 - 8 Brookhollow Avenue
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
info@colemangreig.com.au    

Enduring Guardianship - Our Clients

The Wills & Estate Planning team at Coleman Greig can provide assistance to anyone who is looking for advice or representation in this area.
 
We can help individuals and families with the planning of their estate and the preparation of legal tools such as Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship. We can also provide assistance with the administration of estates to those appointed Executors of a Will, and advice to those who may feel they have a legitimate challenge to a Will.
 
“Thanks very much for assisting me in reaching my goal of having a will and an enduring power of attorney all sorted out. The process once I started the ball rolling, was I must say very smooth and an enjoyable experience…..  Again, thanks for your advice, words of wisdom and assistance.”
                             Charles Warda

Publications

  • I've built a great online presence - What happens when I die? - 2 May 2016
    Rosemary Carreras
    Many people don't think about how their digital assets will be dispensed with in the event of their death or incapacity but it is very important to have a plan in place regarding the management of your digital assets should either of these circumstances occur.
  • Making your Will? Here are six things to consider - 16 Nov 2015
    Louisa Daniels
    It’s very important that you make a Will to ensure that, on your death, your assets pass to the people that you have chosen. Before you make an appointment to see your solicitor with a view to preparing your Will, you should consider these six points.
  • Plain English Guide to Enduring Guardianship - 1 Jul 2015
    We all prefer to decide for ourselves where we live, who we see, which doctor we go to, what medical treatment we will receive and what services we will have. Unfortunately this is not always possible. Every day people are involved in accidents or become sick. Sometimes this can lead to them being unable to make decisions for themselves.

Enduring Guardianship - Useful Links