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Choosing A Guardian As Part of Putting Together Your Will or Trust

If you have minor children, one of the most important questions you may face in putting together your will or trust is choosing a guardian for them.

No parent likes to think of their children growing up without them. It is a heartbreaking scenario to even imagine, much less see in print on paper. However, even more heartbreaking than seeing it in print is leaving it to chance. If you have not named a guardian for your minor children, then when a guardian is needed, that choice will be made by the court. It will be up to the court, not you, to determine who is the best person to step in and raise your children. The court will do the best job it can in making that selection, but the decision will still be made by well meaning strangers rather than a loving parent.

Once you choose your ideal guardian, do the guardian a favor and record some thoughts about your philosophy for raising children. Better yet, have a discussion with the potential guardian to see if your philosophies mesh. It is unrealistic to think that the guardian will make every decision regarding your children exactly as you would have, but it is not unrealistic to make sure the guardian’s basic beliefs about raising children are beliefs you can endorse.

Being selected as a guardian is an honor. Put the appropriate amount of time and planning into the selection that the honor, and your children deserve.

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