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Appointment of enduring guardian

When you appoint an Enduring Guardian you are designating someone to look after your residential and health care issues if you are not able to.

The appointment of an enduring guardian must be in accordance with the requirements of each particular state.  In some states it is part of the appointment of a power of attorney, while in others it is separate.  An enduring guardianship can be revoked at any time.  A power of attorney is generally limited to property rights, while the guardian is more focussed on the appointor’s personal needs.

It is important to remember that the lifestyle decisions made by an Enduring Guardian may have financial implications and the financial decisions made under a power of attorney may have lifestyle implications.   The attorney and the guardian can be the same person to avoid any confusion or disagreement.  Otherwise, they need to work co-operatively together.