My brother and I were appointed mum's guardian, as she was medically unable to manage her affairs. (It wasnt enduring power of attorney... she hadnt set that up,but if she had that, it would have been much much easier... it was a "forced" guardianship thru the guardianship tribunal.) You would think that as guardians, we would have been able to stipulate what should have been done with her affairs...... but you still have to get approval for just about everything from either the guardianship board or the public trustee. So, in theory we had the power to make the decision..... in reality, PT put roadblocks in front of every financial decision we had to make during that time. (the guardianship board was less difficult to deal with) I think they grossly overstepped the mark of their responsibilities, but what can you do? Their approval is required for just about everything. It was an incredibly frustrating experience, particularly when we knew we were acting on what mum would have wanted and they had no idea of what her feelings were. They were trying to do what they always did... sell the assets and put money in the bank. Now she has died, we are executors of her will, and we thankfully have no more dealings with them. Obviously being an executor is not easy, particularly since we have a large, opinionated family....... but its a lot easier than having to have them approve every decision. i hope I never, ever have to deal with them again.