If you become incapacitated and do not have an Appointment of Enduring Guardian in place your family cannot automatically manage your health and welfare decisions (such as where you live, medical treatment and other personal services) and will be required to apply to the Guardianship Tribunal for such power which can be costly and time consuming.
Appointing a Guardian now will ensure that a person you trust will be able to manage your health and welfare decisions should the need arise. You can choose when the guardian will commence acting and also place limits on a guardian. A Guardian’s appointment can be removed at any time
Again, there are strict legal requirements which much be observed when entering into an Appointment of Enduring Guardianship and if these are not complied with the appointment may invalid.
It is important to note that an Appointment of Enduring Guardian does not allow your appointed attorney to deal with financial affairs and you may also wish to put a Power of Attorney in place to deal with such issues.