Does your legal system provide for lasting powers of attorney for persons who wish to nominate someone close to them as their guardian in case of loss of legal capacity owing to an accident or illness?
Does your legal system provide for an advance decision on medical treatment for persons who, as a result of an accident or illness, are no longer able to express their wishes with regard to undergoing or refusing medical treatment?
Does your legal system provide for the right to request that a trusted person be named as guardian in case of future incapacity?
Which authority has international, territorial and material jurisdiction to appoint legal guardians?
Is it usual practice to appoint several guardians, to deal with different matters (custody rights, administration of assets, etc.)?
To what formal and material restrictions are legal guardians subject? Specifically, must they be officially approved? Must they have authorisation from a court or authority to carry out certain legal acts?
Under the conflict-of-law rules in force, what substantive law is applicable to:
a) lasting powers of attorney?
b) advance decisions to refuse treatment?
c) requests made with regard to the guardian and/or circumstances of a guardianship?