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Home / I was nominated by the family court several years ago as my aunt’s legal guardian. My aunt is in her 80’s, virtually blind and also very forgetful.I am my aunt’s only living relative. Recently, I was offered a wonderful job. The only snag is that I have to relocate abroad. My aunt is not well enough to move with us. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer be her legal guardian. What should I do ?

I was nominated by the family court several years ago as my aunt’s legal guardian. My aunt is in her 80’s, virtually blind and also very forgetful.I am my aunt’s only living relative. Recently, I was offered a wonderful job. The only snag is that I have to relocate abroad. My aunt is not well enough to move with us. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer be her legal guardian. What should I do ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 19 May, 2022

The 1962 Legal Capacity and Guardianship Act allows a guardian to resign by sending written notice of resignation to court. A guardian is not relieved of his/her duties immediately upon doing so – the court must approve the resignation which will only take effect from the date that it sets for this.


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