An Enduring Power of Guardianship (‘EPG’) is a legal document that enables you to appoint a trusted person, or people, to make important personal, lifestyle and medical treatment decisions on your behalf should you ever become incapable of making such decisions yourself.
You and the person you appoint at your enduring guardian must be 18 years of age or older, and have full legal capacity. You have the option to appoint more than one enduring guardian as joint enduring guardians (this means that they have to act jointly and must reach agreement on any decisions they make on your behalf), or appoint substitute enduring guardians (in the event that the primary enduring guardians was unable to continue in the role).
The scope of the authority given to your enduring guardian is determined by you when you make your EPG.
An enduring guardian cannot be authorised to make property or financial matters on your behalf.
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