Designating a future guardian for oneself


Article 408 of the Italian Civil Code grants each individual, in anticipation of his/her own future physical and/or psychological incapacity, the right to designate his/her own future guardian.

Such a designation must be made in the form of a public act or authenticated private agreement, and thus requires the intervention of a notary public acting in his capacity as a public official.


This will provide guardianship judge a way to know the name of the subject that the beneficiary designated previously.



Designations may be revoked by the creator at any time, as long as the same form used to make the designation is employed.