While it is difficult to imagine a time when you might be unable to make your own personal decisions, planning for the future by appointing an enduring guardian can mean peace of mind for you and your family. We can help you through the process of appointing someone you trust to manage your personal affairs in the event that you are unable to manage them yourself in the future.
You can never be certain what is around the corner. Although you may prefer not to think about it, there may come a time when you are no longer able to make personal decisions for yourself, such as those relating to your health, lifestyle and welfare.
One thing you can do is ensure that you have organised your affairs so that a person you trust can legally make personal decisions on your behalf. Appointing this person is known as an enduring guardianship. An important legal document, the enduring guardianship only operates if you become incapable of making your own decisions. Hopefully it will never be operational. It does however, offer you a sense of security.
A member of the Fleming Law team will be able to advise you on how to choose a suitable enduring guardian, and draw up the legal paperwork for you.
Some common questions about enduring guardianships:
What is the benefit of appointment an enduring guardian?
You decide who makes your decisions, giving you a chance to discuss your wishes with that person, and making sure they are carried through.
What decisions can an enduring guardian make on my behalf?
Where you live
What medical treatment you receive
What healthcare services you receive
What other personal services you are to receive