Are You Having Trouble Choosing a Guardian?
Many parents with young children have difficulty deciding on a guardian. In many of
these cases, the parents have many possible guardians to choose from or they don’t have
someone who is a complete fit.
This is completely normal. If you’re having trouble deciding on a guardian, take a look
at some of the tips below. Your estate planning attorney can help you decide on a
guardian for your children.
You want to make sure that you choose a guardian for your children. This will
mean that you won’t be leaving the decision to a judge, if your children are ever
in need of care. Take some time to carefully consider your options and then select
a guardian. You can always make changes to your will, which means that if you
decide to appoint a different guardian in the future, it’s easy to change so long as
you are alive and well.
Don’t spend months trying to think of someone who will be perfect.
Unfortunately, as you probably know, no parent is ever perfect. It’s important to
just choose a guardian who you feel will handle the responsibilities with care and
love. If you feel comfortable with this person and know that she is responsible,
chances are she will make a great guardian.
Are you not choosing someone because of her financial situation? If so, you’re
able to (and should) leave money for the care of your children. This will ensure
that your children have enough assets for their needs. If you don’t think that the
guardian of your choosing will make responsible decisions with the money that
you’ve left, you’re able to appoint someone else to be responsible for the assets
that you’ve left behind.
Don’t put off your planning because you’re unable to decide on a guardian. It’s
important to choose guardian so that your children are always protected. You
never know when you will need your planning.
As the parents of young children, if you have any questions about selecting a guardian,
consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.
Experienced estate planning attorneys Davenport IA of the Duffy Law Office offers
estate planning and business planning resources to residents of Davenport IA. To learn
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