The appointment of your enduring guardian takes effect only if you become unable to make your own personal or lifestyle decisions. Your enduring guardian may wish to seek the opinion of a medical practitioner about your capacity to make decisions before acting on your behalf.
If there is any doubt about your capacity to make decisions, a medical practitioner may have to assess your capacity.
Can I change my mind?
While you can make decisions for yourself, you can revoke the appointment by completing a Revocation of Appointment of Enduring Guardian form and by advising the enduring guardian in writing that their appointment has been revoked.
If you choose, you can appoint a new person as your enduring guardian, or change the functions or directions given to your enduring guardian while you have capacity by completing another form of appointment.
What happens if I get married?
A previous appointment is automatically cancelled. You can complete a new appointment if you wish to reappoint the enduring guardian.
What if someone is worried about what my enduring guardian is doing?
That person can apply to the Guardianship Tribunal for a review of the appointment. The Tribunal can amend or revoke the appointment.
What happens if my enduring guardian cannot continue?
If the person you have appointed dies, resigns or becomes incapacitated, the Guardianship Tribunal can, on application, order another person to be appointed as enduring guardian on your behalf.
When does enduring guardianship end?
The guardianship ends when you die, or if you revoke the appointment. A joint enduring guardianship will also end if one of the guardians dies, resigns or becomes incapacitated unless otherwise noted in the appointment.
The Guardianship Tribunal may also act as noted above to revoke the appointment if necessary.