No parent wants to think of not being around for his or her
children. But, dare I say, that being a
responsible parent means planning for your child’s future if you die or become
Every parent of a minor child should designate, preferably
in a Last Will and Testament, a guardian and two alternate guardians for their
child or children. (If you do not have a
Last Will and Testament, put your wishes in writing.) Do not assume that your children will go to
the person you desire—if others petition the court for guardianship, it will be
the judge who decides where your children go.
Factors to use when deciding who to name as a guardian
include that person’s age, financial stability, lifestyle, religious
preference, geographic location, and parenting style. Read this article for more help in
choosing a guardian. Feel free to
contact me if you have any questions.
Please take some time out of your schedule to name a guardian and two
alternates for your child or children!