Enduring Power of Guardianship - WA
This do-it-yourself custom document generator guides you through the process of granting a trusted individual Power of Enduring Guardianship. Our tool helps you draft a contract that makes the guardianship official in minutes.
How does it work?
Our intuitive tool will guide you through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It’s quick, easy and simple to understand – just how legal documents ought to be.
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What is an Enduring Guardianship?
An Enduring Guardianship is a legal document that appoints someone you trust to make lifestyle, health, and medical decisions on your behalf. This power continues even in the eventuality you are ill, incapactiated, or otherwise unable to make these decisions on your own.
When should I use an Enduring Guardianship?
The Enduring Guardianship should be used if you’re looking to appoint someone else as a guardian to make lifestyle, health, and medical decisions on your behalf.
This document is ideal if you intend for the guardian to have the power to make decisions on your behalf even if you are incapacitated.
What topics does an Enduring Guardianship cover?
- Details of the Appointer
- Appointment of Enduring Guardians
- Appointment of Substitute Enduring Guardian
- Functions and Limits of the Enduring Guardians
- Optional – Directions to Enduring Guardians
- Appointer’s Signature
- Witness – Details and Formal Requirements
- Boilerplate language
What are the main decisions I need to make in creating an Enduring Guardianship?
- You want to appoint an Enduring Guardian you trust to make decisions regarding your personal matters, therefore you should make a careful decision in choosing your guardian.
What limitations would you want to place on the functions of the Enduring Guardian? Choose whether to include or exclude the specified functions or to include the functions with certain limitations.
What other names does an Enduring Guardianship go by?
An Enduring Guardianship is also known as:
- Enduring Power of Guardianship
- Advance Personal Plan
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Durable Power of attorney
Frequently Asked Questions
The parties involved are the appointed guardian and the principal.
Generally you would need this document when you are appointing someone to attend to your personal matters on your behalf.
Yes. If you want to appoint some to attend to your financial matters, you must grant an Enduring Power of Attorney.
- Details of appointed enduring guardian.
- If appointed, details of the substitute enduring guardian.
- Functions of the enduring guardian.
Functions are recognised under state legislation, for example, the Guardianship Act 1987 in NSW. They often cover decisions on where the appointer lives, healthcare to be received, consent to medical and dental treatment, and other personal decisions.
- Limitations on the Enduring Guardian.
Limitations are recognised under state legislation.
- Details of the witness.
There are several signing options available. How you sign largely depends on where the parties are located and if they will attend signing together. You can print on paper and sign, or use electronic signature tools such as Docusign or Hellosign.
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