I live in New South Wales, what incapacity documents do I need?

In New South Wales, if you lose capacity (due to illness or injury) you need two documents:

What is an Enduring Guardian document?

An Enduring Guardian document allows you to appoint one or more people as your guardians to make lifestyle, health and medical decisions for you if you are no longer capable of doing so.

Your guardian/s can make decisions such as where you live, what services are provided to you at home, and what medical treatment you receive.

Why is an Enduring Guardian document important?

Appointing a guardian under an Enduring Guardian document will give you peace of mind knowing that if you are ever unable to make decisions for yourself (due to illness or injury, for example) you have appointed one or more trusted persons to make medical, health and lifestyle decisions on your behalf. It is too late once you’ve lost capacity.

We can help you to get your affairs in order today

It is important to get legal advice regarding who to appoint as your guardian as well as whether any special terms should be included in the document, depending on your particular circumstances. Estate First Lawyers can assist you with implementing an Enduring Guardian document that is suitable and appropriate for your current and future needs. We can also provide assistance with any of your other estate planning needs in NSW or Australia wide.

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