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Guardianship

Guardianship describes the legal relationship that is created when someone is given the legal authority to make certain decisions on another person’s behalf because it has been determined that the person does not have the legal capacity to make these decisions for themselves. In NSW, Guardians are appointed by the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make some medical and lifestyle decisions for a person A Guardian does not have authority to make financial decisions on a person’s behalf.