Guardianship and Protective Office

A guardian is, under the law, a person with the authority to make personal or lifestyle decisions for the person under guardianship. The decision of guardianship is a large one, and there are many factors that need to be decided before you make it.

If you lose the ability to make your own decisions, the guardian is able to take over and make those decisions for you. Applications for Guardianship are made to the Guardianship Tribunal. If you think you need to appoint a guardian, you should seek legal advice beforehand - it is important that your guardian is appointed properly, to give them the appropriate powers under the law. For Guardianship advice, call Thurlow Fisher Lawyers today on 02 9708 2222 or complete our online booking form.